If you vote for a Democrat, you might as well elect a Republican.
A few folks try and tell me that if the Democrats take the House of Representatives in November, somehow that is going to make a big difference in how this country is governed.
But then another vote on war a peace comes up and you see results like this: Colorado's entire Congressional delegation -- all the Republicans (except for the AWOL Beauprez) and ALL the Democrats -- voted for this justification for an attack on Iran if Bush decides that is what it is going to take to save GOP control of the House and Senate in 2006.
Remember, remember in November.
Consider this possiblity instead of yet again doing the same old thing and voting for the "lesser of two evils" ... if I'm elected to Congress, I'll join the House Democratic Caucus to give them a majority if that is the nationwide results. But, I will be a firm, definite voice and vote for peace and justice and equality. From the votes and statements of the incumbent Democrats and the two leading Democrats in the 7th CD nomination race, re-electing and electing them will not get you a positive, principled advocate for renewing our Republic.
Vote for principle before politics ... this time, vote Green.
DeGette - YES
Salazar - YES
Udall - YES
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) released the following statement regarding today's passage of H.R. 282, The Iran Freedom Support Act. The bill passed by a vote of 397-21.
"We are fighting the War on Terror on all fronts, and we understand that protecting American citizens from terrorism means keeping a watchful eye on nations like Iran. The United States and the international community should hold the Iranian government accountable for its behavior.
"This legislation sends the message that the United States stands firmly opposed to Iran's ambitions to acquire and develop nuclear weapons, and we urge them to stop participating in, planning, and pursuing international turmoil. It is our hope that the people of Iran can participate in a peaceful and stable Democracy."
Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich, an opponent of the legislation, is among those arguing it is a step in the direction of military action.
"While this bill makes a point of so-called not authorizing the use of force against Iran, be assured this is a stepping stone to the use of force, the same way that the Iraq Liberation Act was used as a stepping stone," he said.