Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Onward to Victory

Jon Carson emails me,

Dear Friend,

The election is just one week from today and still Peter Roskam has no plan or position on Iraq. Instead of offering real solutions, he offers empty bumper sticker slogans like “stay the course” and “finish well.”

October has been the deadliest month this year in Iraq and our troops deserve better than these meaningless slogans. Well, real solutions and plans are something they get from one of their own – Tammy Duckworth. Throughout the campaign, Tammy has offered a very clear and achievable plan for Iraq. She wants to tie the train up of the Iraqi forces to the draw down of American troops and believes in setting real benchmarks that would help us reach our goal.

Help send someone to Congress who will offer real solutions, make a contribution of $50, $100 or $200.

If elected, Peter Roskam would not hold the Bush Administration accountable for its management of the war in Iraq. Rather, he would simply rubber stamp the failed policies of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Not only has he not offered a position on Iraq, he has actually accused Tammy of wanting to “cut and run.” So I ask you, who is more likely to “cut and run” from a challenge: Tammy Duckworth, a battle-tested Black Hawk helicopter pilot who has served in Iraq or Peter Roskam, a career politician who will say and do anything to get elected?

Let’s elect someone who will hold the Bush Administration accountable for its failed policies in Iraq, make a contribution of $50, $100 or $200.

Peter “Rubber Stamp” Roskam offers more of the same. Tammy, on the other hand, offers a much needed change.


Onward to Victory,
And John Kerry tells me.

15 comments:

Randall Sherman 7:01 PM  

And Roskam has had the nerve to claim he will bring change to Washington? About what you expect from a personal-injury lawyer who is a bitto the right of Genghis Khan.

Veteran,  7:16 PM  

As much as John Kerry has ticked me off more and more since the 2004 election, I am still more proud of my vote for him over Bush than any other vote I have taken in my life.

My opinion of both Bush and Kerry has sunk much lower since the 2004 election, but mine of Bush much much much more.

Kerry would have gone down in history as a forgettable, blaze President. George W Bush will go down as one the biggest failures.

Skeeter 7:25 PM  

Kerry said Bush is dumb.

Where is the news there?

I'm confused by your Kerry reference.

markg8 8:33 PM  

Go to Roskam's website. He doesn't have one word about Iraq, Afghansitan or Al Qaeda on it. Not one. This man who makes Ozzie and Harriet commercials with his wife isn't serious enough for congress.

Anonymous,  9:04 PM  

From the Roskam campaign:

Peter was joined on stage by veterans from past wars including WWII, Viet Nam, the Korean War, Desert Storm and the current war, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In particular, three veterans that served with our opponent, Tammy Duckworth, joined Senator McCain in support of Peter's campaign for Congress.

One of those veterans is Joe Lemens of the 106th Aviation Battalion in the Illinois National Guard. Joe has known Tammy Duckworth for 15 years and took part in her rescue mission. Joe actually spent $1,500 of his own money towards the rehab of her home. However, Joe supports Peter.
"There is only one person running for Congress in this district that I would support, that supports the veterans, and the active military - and that is Peter Roskam"

Bill Baar 6:36 AM  

DES MOINES, Iowa A Democratic Congressional candidate from Iowa is canceling a campaign event later this week with Senator John Kerry.

Brucy Braley says Kerry's recent comments about the Iraq war were inappropriate.

Braley is running against Republican Mike Whalen in Iowa's First District congressional race. It's a contest considered to be one of the most competitive House races in the country.

Levois 8:47 AM  

That was a horrible thing to say by Sen. Kerry.

Skeeter 8:58 AM  

Levois,

Read the full quote.

He was talking about Bush.

He said that when you are not smart, you go to war without a plan.

That is nearly 100% accurate, although I do question whether it is a lack of intelligence or a lack of curiosity that dogs Bush.

Bush clearly never thought out the war. Had he listened to his own father (or read his father's book) we never would have be in this situation.

So-Called Austin Mayor 9:33 AM  

Bill,

1. I'm glad to see that you got your fax machine fixed before the election.

2. John Kerry is not a candidate in the Illinois 6th.

-- SCAM

So-Called Austin Mayor 10:06 AM  

Of course "every Democrat should" -- right after every Republican asks Bush for each of his misstatements and mangling of the English language.

Yep, we'll get right on it.

So-Called Austin Mayor 10:12 AM  

And if anything in 21st century politics demanded an apology to our soldiers and marines, I would contend it was "Bring It On."

How many scores of Americans have been killed or wounded in Iraq since Mr. Bush issued that challenge to those fighting our troops?

Jerry 10:12 AM  

nobody should be asking Kerry to apologize for Republican spin. Instead, when the question of Kerry's comment comes up, we should be attacking the failure in Iraq. Bechtel slunk away this week after burning through billions of taxpayer dollars and didn't accomplish a single thing except getting 52 of its people killed.
over 100 soldiers have died this month. countless iraqis have died. yeah, lets talk iraq. The republicans failed to support buying soldiers proper body armor that could have saved lives and prevented crippling injury. The air force needs to double its budget so that it can fly injured soldiers home. The Republicans refuse to fund research that can help with brain injuries. The republicans have reduced funding to the VA.

Who supports the troops?

Bring it on.

And all this as John McCain takes a shot at Tammy Duckworth.

crash-dev 10:30 AM  

The Iraq and Afganistan Veterans of America have congressional ratings in which democrats across the board are fairing much better at supporting the troops.

Here is the list

Here is the methodology and their positions on every vote.

I was curious if this was a cover for some veterans who became green party peaceniks. So I went in and looked at the Kerry Amdt. which is the forced redeployment. The IAVA is against such an amendmend which makes this more credible to me.

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