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Iraq War Veteran To Run For Congress  
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Most of us know of Paul Hackett's bid for Congress last year against Jean Schmidt. Another Iraq War Veteran is running for congress in the 6th district of Illinois, apparently as well as almost a dozen others that I haven't heard of. This is an interesting story, she makes some interesting points in her interview on This Week.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/12/18.html#a6374


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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Is she running as Democrat? I thought most guys and gals serving were Republicans, at least that's what my cousin who's in Iraq has told me! Funny thing, he's a Democrat.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Crooks and Liars.com?

While I give you credit for the fact that it is a Bob Scheaffer story, you really do need to hang out on more credible websites.

Not left-wing mental porn.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
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There's a thread about her over in MilAv and her sacrifice puts her in a position of deserving to be heard. I may not agree with everything she has to say, but I'll listen.

When I do disagree with something (she is a democrat...it'll happen) I fully expect that someone will accuse me of taking unwarranted shots at a disabled veteran.

I'll say this, too.......there are going to be plenty of new war veterans in politics over the next few years and many of them will have a perspective on things that the last round of politicians did not have. Many of the officers and NCOs who learned their leadership and initiative the hard way will serve us further down the road, and I welcome that. Both Democrats and Republicans.



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
While I give you credit for the fact that it is a Bob Scheaffer story, you really do need to hang out on more credible websites.

Look again, the website just posts the video. Are you going to just ignore it because its a left wing website? And its not a Shaeffer story.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
I'll say this, too.......there are going to be plenty of new war veterans in politics over the next few years and many of them will have a perspective on things that the last round of politicians did not have. Many of the officers and NCOs who learned their leadership and initiative the hard way will serve us further down the road, and I welcome that. Both Democrats and Republicans.

I will most certainly second that . . . a great majority of the Senate and House haven't ever worn a uniform - other than what they might have worn to Private School - and that puts them at a distinct disadvantage when they deal with Military Issues.

And before someone says it . . ."Why is the military so special, whats the difference if they've never been a stock broker or an attorney . . . ."

I rarely see Attorneys and stock brokers shot at, away from loved ones for months on end, sleeping on cots (or worse) . . . etc. So save yourself the headache and the ass chewing . . . .

It will be a welcome change to have Veterans in the House and Senate again . . . . Combat Veterans who can wave that flag and say, "Been there, done that." The majority of the idiots we have there now haven't a damn clue . . . except what they might get on a VIP tour of Baghram Air Base . . . .which is useless . . .


User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Mrs. Duckworth is from Hawaii originally and she was featured in our local Honolulu newspaper this morning. Here is the article:
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/ap...0051219/NEWS21/512190351/1171/NEWS

Aloha,
HALFA



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39826 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
Many of the officers and NCOs who learned their leadership and initiative the hard way will serve us further down the road, and I welcome that. Both Democrats and Republicans.

Your former U.S. Senator Max Cleland (conservative Democrat) sure could have used your support in 2002.

Quoting SFOMEX (Reply 1):
I thought most guys and gals serving were Republicans

Not true at all. Faux news would have it's viewers believe that.



Best of luck to Maj. L. Tammy Duckworth. I'd like to find out more about Illinois 6th district.



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
Many of the officers and NCOs who learned their leadership and initiative the hard way will serve us further down the road, and I welcome that. Both Democrats and Republicans.

Your former U.S. Senator Max Cleland (conservative Democrat) sure could have used your support in 2002.

But in the end he was a Democrat. Don't believe the bull these people trot out about being non-partisan. If Jesus himself came down and ran as anything other than a right wing Republcan, they'd wage a PR muckraking campaign against him.


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Isn't Paul Hackett running again? Jean Schmidt is up for full reelection in 2006 and after her little incident, I'd imagine Hackett would have a better shot against her.

User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39826 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2185 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 8):
If Jesus himself came down and ran as anything other than a right wing Republcan, they'd wage a PR muckraking campaign against him.

Sad but true.

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 9):
Isn't Paul Hackett running again? Jean Schmidt is up for full reelection in 2006 and after her little incident, I'd imagine Hackett would have a better shot against her.

I think he is running for Senate against Mike DeWine who has very low poll numbers.
Jean Schmidt may have stuck her foot in her mouth but her district is almost blindly Republican and will support the Republican candidate no matter what.
Why would any Democrat want to have to deal with those kind of voters every two years?
He has a better shot at winning statewide in Ohio. John Kerry came extremly close so I am sure Paul Hackett can do better in a statewide race.
It's a more important office and he has name recognition.



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2180 times:

I am glad Paul Hackett is running. However a little dissapointed in his white flag war position. I guess he has definatly earned the right to state his position , it just seemed a little oportunistic at the time. OH well sure would rather have ex combat vets that LAWYERS !! Go Paul !


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 2173 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 8):
If Jesus himself came down and ran as anything other than a right wing Republcan, they'd wage a PR muckraking campaign against him.

And we all know that he'd more likely lean left than right.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 2167 times:
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Wow....it's happening already. Anyone hear that marine reservist from Ohio called unpatriotic? So you guys try to dig up crap from prior elections.....wrong crap to boot?

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
Your former U.S. Senator Max Cleland (conservative Democrat) sure could have used your support in 2002.

I did support him until his last election where he went so far to the left there was no room for common ground. I also will say that there was a difference between Max and this person in how they were wounded...in that Max was counted as injured until politics intervened. The difference has been argued here before, and some of you seem to think that respect and support are the same thing. I think that Max began to use his disability to try and prop himself up, and that the left began to scream wolf when there was not justification and he rode that wave until it broke offshore....

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 8):
But in the end he was a Democrat. Don't believe the bull these people trot out about being non-partisan. If Jesus himself came down and ran as anything other than a right wing Republcan, they'd wage a PR muckraking campaign against him.

PR muckraking? The left's pot is calling names again..... Cleland was not targeted as unpatriotic in some "vast right wing conspiracy", but the left has screamed this often enough that it's accepted as truth



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39826 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 13):
Cleland was not targeted as unpatriotic in some "vast right wing conspiracy",

Not to change the subject but that lardass bastard Saxby Shameless who avoided going to Vietnam had photoshop images of Senator Max Cleland with Osama Bin Laden. That is as low as low can get. The right-wing nuts in the South "proped up" Saxby's unimpressive resume and questioned Cleland's patriotism and enough dumbass bubbas in the backwoods of Georgia and selfish chickenhawks of the Atlanta suburbs fell for it.



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 2151 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 13):
The difference has been argued here before, and some of you seem to think that respect and support are the same thing. I think that Max began to use his disability to try and prop himself up, and that the left began to scream wolf when there was not justification and he rode that wave until it broke offshore....

Actually, DL, the "left" began screaming high murder after that icon of the right, Ann Coulter, took it upon herself to slam his war record, and the rest of the Bushies just looked the other way.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 13):
Wow....it's happening already. Anyone hear that marine reservist from Ohio called unpatriotic? So you guys try to dig up crap from prior elections.....wrong crap to boot?

Uhhh. Yes. That same Swift Boat group got itself into high gear during his campaign against Schmitt and called his stance exactly that. And they'll do it again. And again.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39826 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 15):
That same Swift Boat group got itself into high gear during his campaign against Schmitt and called his stance exactly that. And they'll do it again. And again.

Keep in mind, Hackett won 48% in a special election which had a low turnout. That district Dubya won 64%. I am sure the Swift Boat smear tactic won't convence voters in Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus, Akron and other more Democratic parts of the state. Mike DeWine has two terms in the Senate and nothing to show for it. DeWine is toast.



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