Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cleaning the House

As important as it is for a Democrat to win the presidency this fall, the House and the Senate need our attention as well.

Work, people, work. Those of us that can maintain productive conversations with people of the Republican persuasion need to actively attempt to sway them to vote for Democratic Party candidates at all levels. Here are a few pointers:
  1. The Economy – The GOP will forever favor big business and leave the small business owner in the dust of donationless requests. Democrats will use inspired programs to chase the worthy dreams of energy independence, environmental concerns and needed infrastructure improvements all of which will create jobs.
  2. Fiscal Responsibility – Democrats don’t run up deficits. Yes, taxes may be higher but the selfishness of leaving a ton of debt to our children’s children is unconscionable. Worse, deficits sell our country out to the rest of the world.
  3. End the War in Iraq – kind of a no-brainer, and truth is we will likely have forces there for some time but both Democratic Party candidates vow to bring our troops home. We support our troops without question. We do not support this war.
  4. Immigration – all current candidates favor some form of immigration solution. It is an issue only in how we build better borders and how we indoctrinate those that are here that we will allow to stay. Very simply, as Reagan realized, we can’t afford to round up and send home 11 million people.
What points might you share that we can share with others in support of a better America found through a Democratic Party majority in the House, the Senate, and the Presidency?

These are the races upcoming this fall in the Senate:

Retirements
Wayne Allard (R) of Colorado
Larry Craig (R) of Idaho
Chuck Hagel (R) of Nebraska
Pete Domenici (R) of New Mexico
John Warner (R) of Virginia

Possible retirements
Michael Enzi (R) of Wyoming

Democratic incumbent races
Mark Pryor of Arkansas
Joe Biden of Delaware
Dick Durbin of Illinois
Tom Harkin of Iowa
Mary Landrieu of Louisiana
John Kerry of Massachusetts
Carl Levin of Michigan
Max Baucus of Montana
Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey
Jack Reed of Rhode Island
Tim Johnson of South Dakota
Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia

Republican incumbent races
Jeff Sessions of Alabama
Ted Stevens of Alaska
Saxby Chambliss of Georgia
Pat Roberts of Kansas
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
Susan Collins of Maine
Norm Coleman of Minnesota
Thad Cochran of Mississippi
Roger Wicker of Mississippi
John Sununu of New Hampshire
Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina
Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
Gordon Smith of Oregon
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
John Cornyn of Texas
John Barrasso of Wyoming

For Congressional information go here.

Support your local Democrats, please. Walk a neighborhood and talk the talk. Write letters that make sense.

And never forget to Hope.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As horrible as the war in Iraq is we have lost nearly 5,000 lives.God bless those men and women for serving.They did enter the military ready to defend our freedom against terrorism.These men and women knew the dire circumstances they may have to face.The war has not been managed well, but Democrats would have gone in there also.How does this compare to the 1.5 million lives lost each year in abortions.I challenge you to go to abort73.com watch the video & ask God how he feels about that.Go democrats,yea right!

4/14/2008 5:47 PM  

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