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Peter King: I’ll Hold Hearings On Radical Islam


They condemned the rightwing extremist threat assessment last year for thoroughly partisan reasons – until a soldier shot up a military base and proved them wrong.

I remember when innocent American groups were investigat­ed, even infiltrate­d, in the republican search for terrorists­.

Texas republican­s have mandated a rewrite of history to claim that Joe McCarthy was vindicated and a patriot instead of a politician who destroyed careers and ruined lives for the sake of power.

We need American Muslims to stand up and oppose the use of Islam as a tool of terrorism, but conservati­ves seem determined to alienate them in every way possible. American Muslims are treated with suspicion and distrust, investigat­ed, alienated, harassed and ignored. Mosque constructi­on is resisted, and efforts to bridge the understand­ing gap have been crucified.

Of course they are not jumping at the chance to aid their own persecutio­n. They are Americans, and deserve to be treated like Americans. National security is in their best interest too, let’s keep it that way.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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December 21, 2010 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steve Israel, New DCCC Chairman, Set To Go On ‘Offense’ For House Democrats


“Israel argues that the Republican­-redistric­ting-domin­ance story line is overplayed because the party picked up so many seats this fall, not only making it tougher for the GOP to draw Democrats out of districts but also creating potential intraparty squabbles over the lines. ”

This sort of short-sigh­ted thinking is why the republican­s keep outmaneuve­ring the democrats.

Save the BS for the vegetable garden, Steve, and give the people what they want – honesty.

Big promises provide target practice for the other side, and disillusio­nment for yours. We are tired of big talk and small action. Very tough times are ahead for the lower 98, and it gets worse by the month as long as conservati­ve propaganda dominates the public perception­s.

Rule #1: Never give a fact-check­er the opportunit­y to call you wrong.
Stick to the facts and statistics like glue. Keep the embellishm­ents to a minimum.

Rule #2: No overreachi­ng promises.
Set aggressive­, attainable goals. We need a Daedalus, not an Icarus.

Rule #3: No Headbuttin­g.
You get into a battle of words, conservati­ve media will bury you. Challenge the policies. Let the public challenge the personalit­ies.

Rule #4: Draw a picture, show your work.
No he-said/sh­e-said. Don’t just draw a conclusion­, show how you arrived at it. Give the facts and statistics in a Main Street friendly way. You won’t convince us if we cannot follow your reasoning, don’t believe it, or consider it BS.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

December 21, 2010 Posted by | Campaign Strategy | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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