Defeating John Boehner in 2012 is Priority #1

As a concerned American I have questioned the direction the Democratic party has taken in the 2012 elections.

I specifically want to know why the DNC, DCCC and Team Obama have not made unseating Representative John Boehner a #1 2012 election priority?

They had a good candidate in 2010 but did not back him.

Ohiodailyblog conversation w/ Justin Coussoule

What is wrong with you people? Are you stuck on stupid?

John Boehner is the General of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives. He needs to be defeated in 2012.

A national contribution campaign needs to be started to support the Democratic candidate running against John Boehner. A $5 donation is all that is required from every person on your mailing list.

Let's defeat all of the Republicans this November starting with John Boehner.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


When this Occupy Wall Street movement has played its course and the marchers have marched and the signs have been carried and those who have been chosen have had their moments on the media outlets and all realize that nothing.... nothing has been done yet by Congress and the Attorney General then it is time to stop.

Go to the store and buy a weeks worth of food and then 'just stay home' for a day, 2 days, 3 days or even more.

We the people have the power.. to make it all stop. Nothing moves. Planes do not fly, taxis do not pick up passengers, trains stop, subways stop, trucks stop, ships do not get loaded or unloaded. No body goes to work not even the Doorman at the exclusive 5 star hotel.

Yes that is correct.. Just make it all stop. Make it all stop until the Congress passes campaign finance reform, a 'real jobs bill' say $1.3 trillion initial investment by the government and the Justice Department begins substantive investigation and prosecution of Predatory Lending practices and Fraudulent Banking and Financial Transactions that got this country in to this situation in the first place.

The only way these 535 folks up in Washington DC are going to listen to us is if we just make it come to a screeching halt for as long as it takes.

Start a Block party in the street in front of your homes. Get to know your neighbors. Make it last for a couple of days or more.

Get creative.... Show our 'Solidarity'. MAKE IT ALL STOP !!

Otherwise in 6 months the situation is going to get even worse and then what? More signs and marches and Media moments??

But then, what do I know, I'm just an old ridiculous 'radical' from the 60's.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pass the JOBS BILL NOW Boehner.. Doh!

White House Outlines $467 Billion In Savings To Pay For Jobs Act

It's been ? days and counting since the POTUS asked Congress to Pass this bill NOW!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Muses by Political Writers and Editorialists

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult
John P. Judis sums up the modern GOP this way:

"Over the last four decades, the Republican Party has transformed from a loyal opposition into an insurrectionary party that flouts the law when it is in the majority and threatens disorder when it is the minority. It is the party of Watergate and Iran-Contra, but also of the government shutdown in 1995 and the impeachment trial of 1999. If there is an earlier American precedent for today's Republican Party, it is the antebellum Southern Democrats of John Calhoun who threatened to nullify, or disregard, federal legislation they objected to and who later led the fight to secede from the union over slavery."

A couple of years ago, a Republican committee staff director told me candidly (and proudly) what the method was to all this obstruction and disruption. Should Republicans succeed in obstructing the Senate from doing its job, it would further lower Congress's generic favorability rating among the American people. By sabotaging the reputation of an institution of government, the party that is programmatically against government would come out the relative winner.

Jobs Will Follow a Strengthening of the Middle Class

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Seniors "Strap on your work boots".

"He tells seniors to strap on their work boots for an extra five years of labor before they can retire at 70 years of age."

Yet 'John' can retire with full benefits and a $24 million cut from American's Social Security so he and his colleague's medical records can be digitized /computerized. His $Retirement will be a hefty 80% of the highest 3yrs salary.

Voted himself a raise 0f $3400 in 2004.

Speaker of the House: Annual Base Salary: $223,500

John Boehner "Let them eat cake"

Congressman John Boehner; Rebuked-- Once Again
For Immediate Release: July 1, 2010
Contact: David P. Little 513.477.2651
Coussoule Communications Director

Once again, we must ask…where do you start with John Boehner since he finds it impossible to open his mouth without uttering nonsense or offending millions of Americans? In recent days he has defended BP, derided unemployed workers while denying them essential benefits and this week he tells seniors to strap on their work boots for an extra five years of labor before they can retire at 70 years of age. Maybe he can hire a few of our senior citizens as caddies for himself and his lobbyist friends--- thereby assuring them of at least 119 days of work annually at luxurious locations in exotic locales and-- best of all-- it’s on the corporate tab.

John Boehner votes NO on Americans

07/22/2010Unemployment Benefits Extension and Tax Law Amendments
HR 4213
NConcurrence Vote Passed - House
(272 - 152)
07/21/2010Tariff Modifications
HR 4380
NBill Passed - House
(378 - 43)
07/15/2010Flood Insurance Program Extension
HR 5114
NBill Passed - House
(329 - 90)
06/30/2010Regulation and Oversight of the United States Financial System
HR 4173
NConference Report Adopted - House
(237 - 192)
04/15/2010Unemployment Benefits Extension
HR 4851
NVConcurrence Vote Passed - House
(289 - 112)
12/11/2009Regulation and Oversight of the United States Financial System
HR 4173
NBill Passed - House
(223 - 202)
11/19/2009Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO
HR 3961
NBill Passed - House
(243 - 183)

John Boehner voted NO on HR 2997

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010

Representative Boehner voted NO
Read statements Representative Boehner made in this general time period.

Project Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that makes appropriations for fiscal year 2009-2010 to agriculture programs, rural development programs, the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies.


-Appropriates $126.46 billion for agriculture, rural development, the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies for fiscal year 2009-2010, including the following allocations (Title I-VI):
    -$82.78 billion to Domestic Food programs;
    -$24.57 billion to Rural Development programs;
    -$12.54 billion to Agriculture programs;
    -$3.25 billion to the Food and Drug Administration;
    -$2.09 billion to the Foreign Agricultural Service; and
    -$1.01 billion to Conservation programs.
-Appropriates $350 million for dairy producer aid, $60 million of which shall go to the purchase of cheese and other dairy products and $290 million of which shall go to the assistance of dairy and other livestock producers that incur economic losses in connection with dairy and other livestock production (Title VII Sec. 748).

-Appropriates $4 million to the Secretary of Agriculture for grants for programs that develop and field test food products that are "designed to improve the nutritional delivery of humanitarian food assistance" (Title VII Sec. 724).

-Appropriates $3 million to the Hunger Fellowship Program, a program designed to encourage leadership in humanitarian service, to provide training and development opportunities for such leaders, and to increase awareness of the importance of public service (Title VII Sec. 727).

-Resolves that combat pay will not be considered income when determining eligibility for free or reduced school lunches for the children of members of the United States Armed Forces, nor for military eligible to apply for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Children, and Infants (Title VII Sec. 734).

-Prohibits the use of funds to provide first class travel to employees of agencies that receive funding under this Act (Title VII Sec. 736).

-Prohibits the use of funds to establish or implement rules allowing the importation of poultry products from the People's Republic of China, unless the Secretary of Agriculture takes specified steps including conducting audits of inspection systems and on-site reviews of Chinese poultry processing facilities before certifying any such products as eligible for importation (Title VII, Sec. 743).

-Resolves that any household with at least 1 eligible child receiving assistance under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act will continue to receive assistance from a state agency plan approved by the Department of Agriculture if the child's school is closed for more than five consecutive days due to a pandemic emergency (Title VII, Sec. 746).

Link to Legislation:

House Passage: 07/09/2009 : Bill Passed 266 - 160 (Roll no. 510)

Senate Passage With Amendment: 08/04/2009 : Bill Passed 80 - 17 (Record Vote Number 261)

House Conference Report Vote: 10/07/2009 : Conference Report Adopted 263 - 162 (Roll no. 761)

Senate Conference Report Vote: 10/08/2009 : Conference Report Adopted: 76 - 22 (Record Vote Number 318)

President Passage: 10/21/2009 : Signed Became Public Law Number 111-80

Rep. DeLauro, Rosa (D-CT)