Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Pete Duffy for Congress
I like Pete Duffy http://www.peteduffyforcongress.com
Pete Duffy is for:
Energy Independence Staged Withdrawal from Iraq
Duffy is saying almost exactly what i say about defense spending:
"Although the Republican Congress trumpets that it is supporting our troops with large defense appropriations, it is the corporations and their employees that are getting rich off this alleged support at the expense our Guard and Reserve forces."
I am not keen on Sullivan anymore. He is pro-life and anti-teacher.
Though I don't know where Pete Duffy stands as regards education he is pro-choice and for universal health care[AND HE CALLS IT THAT TOO!].
He Iraq policy seems reasonible. The language he is using shows he knows that america wants something done now to end this and his military solutions seem to show he has given this more than a political consideration.
Time for a shake up here niobium. Don't appear as obdurate as my Aunt in your thinking. If you would think that a peace activist is the only person to take charge and force change onto Congress, then you be the change you want to see. Good luck. As Jon said, any takers???
A man in uniform speaking out against war resonants with people alot more than just average peace loving americans. I will admit however that military people tend to have a pro-military biased. Which IS different from a pro-war biased.
By that I mean that Military folks don't like war any more than anyone else, maybe less, BUT they tend to see military force as a solution to problems more often than other people.
I think we can all see at least that PRO-WAR non-military types are then worst possible candidates.
That said - it's too soon, anyhow. I'm still playing the field, and hoping someone new and at least partially wonderful will enter the race.
Anti-teacher? Where did that come from? because I don't buy into the NEA's absolutist line against alternative forms of public education, like charter schools and pilot schools? Jon, there's a difference between being pro-kids and pro innovation and being anti-teacher.
It's easy to sit back and sling cheap and simplistic epithets, but if you are going to do it in public, you need to be prepared to back up your assertions with some facts.