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2009-01-11 1:42 AM
Only 5 said No. We deserve to be hated.
Congress voted on a Bill to support or denounce the actions being taken by Israel against Gaza. It was a bullshit bill, worded poorly to politically force people to support it.
Recognizing Israel's right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States' strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
This is the kind of vote that will haunt you. The text sounds simple enough, everyone has the right to defend themselves, right? However, what's happening right now isn't defense, it's bordering on genocide. The problem is... a year from now, 2 years from now... if you vote no then you are going to be looking down the barrel of those evil commercials that say, "HE DOESN'T THINK COUNTRIES SHOULD DEFEND THEMSELVES! HE'LL EAT YOUR BABIES!"
Only 5 people had the conviction to stand up to this bullshit.
Juan Cole points out how politically dangerous this is for them and it is likely that pro-Israel lobbies will do everything they can to unseat them. We need more people who are willing to do the right thing and not the politically safe thing. Cole suggests that these brave Congresscritters are going to need some campaign contributions to fight against the inevitable backlash.
Here are the 5:
Donate to Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio. I love this guy.
Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin. I couldn't find a link for a donation page, so here is her DC phone number. They should be able to direct you to the right place: 202-225-4572
Donate to Ron Paul, R-Texas. I think he's a nut job on a lot of things, but he got this one right.
Nick Rahall, D-West Virginia. I couldn't find a donate link, so this is to his contact form. 202-225-3452
Maxine Waters, D-California. I couldn't find a donate link, so this is to her contact page. 202-225-2201
My Rep is going to be getting a nasty letter from me about this and will not be receiving my vote again.
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