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  •  Obama deserves his knocks for his part (0+ / 0-)

    but that is not what I am getting at.

    As I see Tea Party candidate , Rep. Bobby Schilling,
    seeking a second term and likely to get it because he won't have to have to pitch to his voters that he stood with the other Republicans against all jobs programs, I am concerned  because he can now brag about how he "brought home the bacon" (earmarks) to his district and win re-election based on the jobs issue.

    He can also brag about his two votes against the Patriot Act on the grounds that it infringed on Constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.
    Many Democrats share that concern as well.He promotes himself as a "man of the middle".

    He isn't the only Tea Party candidate that shares concern about infringement of rights and civil liberties as a platform issue. Heck Joe Walsh was elected on the platform of fiscal responsibility and now he is America's #1 deadbeat dad. If these guys get reelected you might as well kiss The Affordable Care act goodbye. That would certainly do more harm than good.

    If you think Obama's reelection is a sure thing,you may be in for a shock. As much of a shock as those who voted for Tea Party candidates for their defense of citizens rights or on jobs.

    Obama didn't have many options in the beginning of the financial crisis but he certainly appeared to waste opportunities that could have changed things for the better. I  would have liked to see Citigroup  go down the tubes. They were rescued by taxpayers four times in the last 40 years. What is to stop them from pulling this again?

    Jesselyn was a light of hope when she first appeared in the madness of the Bush years.Wikileaks and Occupy have broadened that hope.

    I am not a coward, just a tired citizen who sees small steps as important as big ones in this battle.

    •  So, you prefer to distract from the issues (0+ / 0-)

      and cry about deep red districts we will never win electing batshit crazy conservatives who are just more honest about their long term goals than their "reasonable Republican" forebearers?

      That's an agenda I can't call helpful.  Not to me and mine.

      Small steps backward, steps away from accountability and toward a view that all the crimes of the rich are to go unpunished, are important.

      To those who want to continue to abuse us and steal all the fruits of our labor.

      Kos should start a PvP server for this game.

      by JesseCW on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:50:31 PM PDT

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      •  I wouldn't call Joe Walsh honest,just crazy (0+ / 0-)

        In the world of political lies, apparently Obama lies 1% of the time, Hilary lies 2% of the time and Romney lies 11% of the time. That is where accountability begins. Holding people accountable for their lies.
        It also begins with election integrity. That is where my energy is invested.

        We are suffering from 30 years worth of unaccountability in the election process. Elections have consequences.

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