It's amazing isn't it?
Our own Dave Obey is the only one I know of who has the courage to stand up on the floor of the House of Representatives and tell-it-like-it-is.....
He did it again today....from Talking Points Memo
Let me submit to you the problem we have today is not that we didn't
listen enough to people like The Washington Post. It's that we listened too
much. They endorsed going to war in the first place. They helped drive the
drumbeat that drove almost two-thirds of the people in this chamber to vote for
that misbegotten, stupid, ill-advised war that has destroyed our influence over
a third of the world. So I make no apology if the moral sensibilities of some
people on this floor, or the editorial writers of The Washington Post, are
offended because they don't like the specific language contained in our
benchmarks or in our timelines.
What matters in the end is not what the specific language is. What
matters is whether or not we produce a product today that puts pressure on this
Administration and sends a message to Iraq, to the Iraqi politicians that we're
going to end the permanent long-term dead end babysitting service. That's what
we're trying to do. And if The Washington Post is offended about the way we do
it, that's just too bad.
Way to go Dave! (TPM has the video too...click on the link to view it...)
Hel'll be in the District on April 3 (election Day) and also he will be the keynote speaker at our 7th CD Convention on April 28....It will be a pleasure to shake his hand again....