Thanks so much for Harriet's comment on Joe for Torture:
This bill is the most egregious act done by our government that has just violated the every moral code of our democracy. It affirms the following:And this follow-up today from newlondondem:
(1) allowing the President to define torture, (2) stripping the court of judicial review via habeas corpus (even though the Constitution does not allow this except in cases of invasion or Rebellion) and (3) allowing the President to jail American citizens arbitrarily and without court review!
This bill had NOTHING to do with our safety, but EVERYTHING to do with protecting Bush's ass and giving him a free “get out of jail” card!
Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, John McCain(McCave) and the rest of the rubber stamping Republicans are just turning their backs and allowing Bush to turn this country into a police state!
mentioned the bill once out canvassing today. The woman I spoke with didn't really understand it and didn't have much opinion on it. When I spelled out for her what the bill said, you should have seen her eyes widen. "It says what? It allows what? It gives the President that power? No, I don't trust him either. Lieberman voted for that?"Now, for the Connecticut "Dems" supporting Joe -- you guys know what to do. The people who are not "former" something are in bold.
She was leaning Lieberman until I knocked on her door. It was gratifying.
Jim Amann - Speaker of the House (Co-Chair)
Reggie Beamon - State Representative, Waterbury
Jeff Berger - State Representative, Waterbury
Bert Bosse - Vice Chair Board of Finance, Lebanon
Susan Cable - First Selectwoman, Beacon Falls
Frank Cirillo - Fmr. DTC Chair, Meriden
Tom Conway - Fmr. State Representative, Waterbury
Chuck Coursey, DTC Member, West Hartford
Pat Crowley - City Council, Enfield
Kevin Cunningham - First Selectman, Plainfield
Red Edgar - Town Council, Enfield
Mary Fritz - State Representative, Wallingford
Willie Fritz - First Selectman, Clinton
Joan Hartley - State Senator, Waterbury
Mike Jarjura - Mayor, Waterbury (Co-Chair)
Kevin Knowles - Fmr. State Representative Naugatuck
Ben Lathrop - Mayor, Norwich
Pat Lynes - Deputy Majority Leader, City Council, Meriden Corky Mazurek - State Representative, Wolcott
Tom McCarthy - City Council, Bridgeport
Steve Mikutel - State Representative, Griswold
Jeff Nicholas - Former First Selectman, Bethlehem
Mike Pacowta - DTC Chair, Shelton
Iris Papale - City Council, Wallingford
John Picard - Mayor, West Haven
Rich Roy - State Representative, Milford
Dan Russo - DTC Chair, Middletown
Bill Satti - Former Mayor, New London
Domenique Thornton - Former Mayor, Middletown
Christel Truglia - State Representative, Stamford
Albert Vertefeuille - Former Selectman, Windham & Lebanon
Joe Walkovich - Fmr. State Representative, Danbury
Now, go back and read Harriet's comment, and learn this list -- these are the people who trust George Bush as king, with Joe as his knave