Thursday, May 10, 2007

59 People Who Deserve To Be Primaried.

Thanks, as always, to Blogfather Cracker.

Thankfully, I look down this list and do not see Congressman Steve Cohen on here. I do see a few of Tennessee's own. John Tanner, Jim Cooper, and Lincoln Davis--- You deserve to be primaried.

If you lack the political courage to bring an end to a war with a 60% disapproval rating, then you do not deserve your job.

Altmire
Barrow
Bean
Berkley
Berman
Bishop (GA)
Boren
Boswell
Boucher
Boyd (FL)
Boyda (KS)
Cardoza
Carney
Chandler
Cooper
Costa
Cramer
Cuellar
Davis, Lincoln
Donnelly
Edwards
Ellsworth
Etheridge
Giffords
Gordon
Green, Gene
Herseth Sandlin
Hill
Holden
Hoyer
Kind
Lampson
Lipinski
Mahoney (FL)
Marshall
Matheson
McIntyre
McNerney
Melancon
Mitchell
Moore (KS)
Ortiz
Peterson (MN)
Pomeroy
Rodriguez
Ross
Ruppersberger
Salazar
Schwartz
Scott (GA)
Shuler
Skelton
Snyder
Space
Spratt
Tanner
Taylor
Udall (CO)
Wilson (OH)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great idea - let's primary all these guys in conservative districts, ensuring that they will be replaced by a Republican. Then Democrats will lose the majority, Nancy Pelosi won't have enough votes to be speaker anymore, we won't control the agenda and...oh wait...I guess that's not really what we want to do after all.

Freedonian said...

I remember the last time we thought like that. It was 2002. How did those midterms work out for us?

There has never been a better time for a Democrat to be a Democrat. The war that these feckless cowards just voted to continue never rates below a 62% disapproval in any poll. Americans are tired of watching their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, friends, and neighbors go bleed out in the desert just so President Candyass can hold out long enough to blame it all on someone else.

Unlike you, I've learned the lesson of 2002. Our problem was not that we were too liberal--- Far from it. The Democrats, like these 59 chickenshits, huddled so close to the Republican Party that there was no difference. And in the words of Harry Truman, when a fake Republican runs against a real Republican, the real thing wins out every time.

We let them decide the battlegrounds and define the conflict. And they ate our lunch.

Conservative districts exist only because the cowardly ones on our side of the fence lack the balls to stand up and lead back to the center.

Now, if you're one of those "go along to get along Democrats", you may accept that. But I'll tell you where you can stick your Liebership.

Paul Lozowsky said...

Tell Boehner & McConnell
The Barrage of Bush/Cheney Lies
Is the Cover-Up To The
BIG LIE
The End Game is The U.S. Corporate Control of 687.8 Billion Barrels of Middle East Oil & Trillions for Mobil/Exxon & Big Oil! IT WAS NOT ABOUT WMD, It Was Not About Saddam Hussein The Tyrant, it Was Not About Democracy For the 28 Million Iraqi People or About The Security for the 301 Million American People OR The Security for the 7 Million Israeli People or The 19 Million Syrians or The 71 Million Iranians CERTAINLY WAS NOT ABOUT SUPPORTING THE TROOPS! IT WAS ALL ABOUT The Bush/Cheney Administration, Orchestrating A War & Using The U.S. Troop Occupation In Order To Seize U.S. Corporate Control of Over 44 Trillion Dollars Worth of Middle East Oil Reserves For The Next 30 Years Plus. Including Gasoline 4-5 Dollars Per Gallon!
General David Petraeus Said,
The top U.S. commander in Iraq, depicted the situation there as “exceedingly complex and very tough” Thursday and said the U.S. effort “might become more difficult before it gets easier”
To General David Petraeus & Congress:
It’s Not Complex! It’s Very, Very Simple!
(Simple Fact #1 )

The Bush/Cheney Administration Invades Iraq Based On Lies To Ensure US Corporate Control of Middle East Oil Reserves & Military Industrial Profit, Installs a Democracy With Bullets & Bombs, Creates an (Oil Rich) US Backed Shia Controlled Government in Iraq, Which Will Force 6 Million (Oil Empty) Sunnis in Iraq To Choose Between Eating Sand or Setting Bombs! Oil Accounts for More 70% of Iraq’s GDP and 95% of Government Revenue. The New Iraq Oil Law, Largely Written by the Coalition Provisional Authority, is Planned for Ratification By June. This law cedes control of Iraq's Oil to Western Powers for 30 Years. The Bush/Cheney Administration is Working Hard to Surmount This Opposition by Appealing Directly to the Al-Maliki Government in Iraq.
(Simple Fact #2 )
Al-Qaeda and The People in the Middle East Do Not Hate Americans; Do Not Hate Our Freedoms, But They Do Hate, Very Much, Unfair U.S. Government Policies, Including Having Our Troops Marching On Their Sacred Land – Be It U.S. Troops or Soviet Troops!
To: General David Petraeus & Congress:
It’s Not Tough! It’s Mission Impossible!
(Simple Fact #3 )
There is NO Iraqi Government - There are only US Backed Shia Iraqi Death Squads Fighting Sunni Iraqi Death Squads! There Can Be and Will Be No End To The Civil War(s) in Iraq Until All U.S. Troops Are Removed From Iraq Because the U.S. Military Presence Delegitimizes Any Outcome! To Come To an Understanding of How Wealth and Power in Iraq Will be Shared, The Political Forces There, Must Measure Their Relative Capacity and Will!
U.S. Diplomacy YES! U.S. Military Intervention NO!
Support Senate Resolution S 759 IS Senator James Webb
PROHIBITS THE USE OF FUNDS FOR MILITARY OPERATIONS IN IRAN WITHOUT EXPRESS CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL
Support House Joint Resolution 14 Congressman Walter Jones
REQUIRING CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL PRIOR TO USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAN
Support H.R. 413 Congressman Sam Farr
LEGISLATION WHICH REPEALS THE IRAQ WAR RESOLUTION OF (2002) AND REQUIRES THE PRESIDENT TO START WITHDRAW

Ike Hall said...

Excellent post. My Democratic Congresscritter is not on the list, and I'm grateful for that, at least. As soon as he compromises on a war-funding vote, though, we'll be leading the fight to get him booted in favor of another African-American who is actually against the war. (My district has been electing African-Americans for decades now. I don't see how that's going to change; if I did, I'd run against him myself.) My district was the proud home of Cynthia McKinney, who, for all her other faults, was a fervent opponent of the War in Iraq. I worry that we traded her integrity along with her nuttiness and got little for the bargain.

Freedonian said...

Ike,

Thank you. Eccentric though she was, Cynthia McKinney was on the side of the angels on this war.

She's an example of a theme I hit on from time to time about how we, as Democrats, all too often allow the Republicans to pick our leaders by backing away from them at the first sign of controversy.