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‘Out of Iraq’ Caucus Membership up to 66 Now


(As of August 31, 2005)

Rep. Maxine Waters, Chair, Co-Founder
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Co-Founder
Rep. John Conyers, Co-Founder
Rep. Charlie Rangel, Co-Founder
Rep. Barbara Lee, Co-Founder
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Co-Founder
Rep. William Delahunt, Co-Founder
Rep. John Lewis, Co-Founder

Rep. Neil Abercrombie
Rep. Tammy Baldwin
Rep. Xavier Becerra
Rep. Corrine Brown
Rep. Sherrod Brown
Rep. Michael Capuano
Rep. Julia Carson
Rep. Donna Christensen
Rep. William Lacy Clay
Rep. Elijah Cummings
Rep. Danny Davis
Rep. Lloyd Doggett
Rep. Lane Evans
Rep. Sam Farr
Rep. Chaka Fattah
Rep. Bob Filner
Rep. Barney Frank
Rep. Raul Grijalva
Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Rep. Maurice Hinchey
Rep. Rush Holt
Rep. Michael Honda
Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones
Rep. Marcy Kaptur
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Rep. John Larson
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee
Rep. Carolyn Maloney
Rep. Edward Markey
Rep. Jim McDermott
Rep. James McGovern
Rep. Cynthia McKinney
Rep. Marty Meehan
Rep. George Miller
Rep. Gwen Moore
Rep. Jim Moran
Rep. Grace Napolitano
Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton
Rep. James Oberstar
Rep. John Olver
Rep. Major Owens
Rep. Frank Pallone
Rep. Donald Payne
Rep. Nick Rahall
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Bobby Rush
Rep. Linda Sanchez
Rep. Bobby Scott
Rep. Jose Serrano
Rep. Hilda Solis
Rep. Pete Stark
Rep. Bennie Thompson
Rep. John Tierney
Rep. Ed Towns
Rep. Nydia Velázquez
Rep. Diane Watson
Rep. Albert Wynn

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I'm a newby, how many more rep signatures are needed to investigate?
Thx....

Click on H. Res. 375 at right, and all will be revealed -- or at least something useful, I hope ;-)

Thank you kindly!

In an earlier item posted here, someone asked a question about where the leadership of the Democratic party stands as an "opposition" to the Republican position on the war in Iraq.

For understandable reasons, many Democrats, even including the so-called "progressives", tend to attribute the lack of any strong opposition to the "fear factor" amongst politicians who want to avoid the "soft on terrorism" label at all costs.

For me, that just doesn't wash. In fact, some Republicans, notably Senator Robert Byrd, have exhibited much greater insight and courage from the outset than does the Democratic "leadership" even now.

Today, I finally found a Counterpunch article that puts the situation in bald terms with which I heartily agree. Here's a brief extract:

The Dems know full well there is an enormous anti-war constituency out there. If they used their considerable resources to organize it and give voice to it, then it would quickly prevail. A sorry example is Cindy Sheehan's effort. Not a single major Democrat has shown up at Camp Casey. They are blowing off Sheehan just like Bush.

In fact far from being cowardly, the Dems are showing considerable spine in standing up to the anti-war constituency that routinely does the leg work and contributes the dollars to elect them. Here their courage and resolve befit heroes of Homeric proportions. In the face of powerful anti-war sentiment from their loyalists, the Dems resolutely call for "staying the course" in the war for which they voted. Now there is spine. There is fortitude, both testicular and ovarian.

But the Dems have now been exposed and about the last excuse they have for "staying the course" is to "help" the Iraqis. Of course they uttered no such sentiment when Clinton was imposing sanctions that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi kids, a price Madeline Albright famously said was worth it to pressure Saddam Hussein. So the Dems either cry crocodile tears over the fate of the Iraqis, or avoid all mention of the war or else, like Russ Feingold, call for endless discussions of "exit strategies." I prefer the sentiment splashed across the cover of the paleocon American Conservative which proclaimed: "We do not need an exit strategy. We need an exit."

So next time you hear that the problem with the Dems is their spinelessness, do not believe a word of it. They are quite courageous in facing down their voting base to peddle death and destruction. To view them otherwise is to underestimate a potent, treacherous and insidious adversary of the anti-war movement.

Great commentary but, Senator Byrd is a democrat.

Good grief. My face is bright red. I must have had my mental gear shift in neutral to come up with that goof.

It paints a template which clearly fits what we see. The Dems, like the Reps, have been flushed out. You can almost smell revolt in the air. What will the new party be called?

Many democrats in both the house and senate, as well as most of the media czars, favor the war in Iraq and its extension to Syria and Iran because it conforms to Israel's objectives.

Next year at the polls do not forget to take along a sunflower(you stay...you go...) and remember that we pay them to represent us in DC and so if you are unhappy wkth their job and in case there's no other choice of party, give a fresh new democratic face a chance instead of letting people that are only there for their agenda.
There's always a choice... and you are the one who will hire those choices in 2006.

Next year at the polls do not forget to take along a sunflower(you stay...you go...) and remember that we pay them to represent us in DC and so if you are unhappy wkth their job and in case there's no other choice of party, give a fresh new democratic face a chance instead of letting people that are only there for their agenda.
There's always a choice... and you are the one who will hire those choices in 2006.

I'd feel better if Rep John Salazar's (D, CO) was on the list. I'd feel my voice was being heard.

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