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right-wing blogs we like

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  • The Radio Equalizer
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June 02, 2006



Interesting if depressing commentary about McDermott. I don't see a lot of action from any rep . . . love Conyers because he keeps trying. Love McDermott because he says the stuff that needs to be said = we're still talking the Baghdad appearance and look how long it has been. And, he turned out to be right. Except for corrupt reps, how many of their names do you know? Pelosi was one I liked at first but she's just sounding shrill now. Bernie Sanders cause, like McDermott, I like his politics. I only know him because I hear him on Hartmann.

It seems to me that the House is chock full of people who are supposed to vote their constituents priorities. He does that and a little more whether you like his political correctness or not. For all of Conyers attempts to get to the bottom of Ohio's vote, what's he accomplished besides keeping it public?

Kucinich was my guy for president and I love what he does as a rep, but to what end? In the end, it is all posturing and wishful thinking. Still, they represent smaller pockets of people and that is the best they can do.

I don't see that the current repubs in the House have worked with any democrat. Not since Tip O'Neill have we had a House that was worth anything . . . but they don't have much opportunity to be unless they are a majority of people who care about Americans.

Rambling . . . sorry . . . I'll try harder when I'm not in a pinch for time! I think you're a little hard on the guy.

David Tatelman

Well Michael, I also beg to disagree. I think McDermott suits this district just fine and I enjoyed his week on the radio, too. Like you I was surprised that some of his critics didn't have the guts to call and take him on, because I am sure he could have blasted them. Instead I came away impressed that the man does have an open-mind and he really seems to be quite reasonable and thoughtful, not like the wingnuts would have us believe.

He was actually the hero of Farenheit 911, not just a bit player. And for that we can be proud, too.

I am dying of curiosity to know if he and Dori talked at all and what if anything happened if they did.


Objective reporting - it is definitely time for a new Democrat in this District, along the lines of an Adam Smith to succeed MacDee (as you called him), someone who is more effective and relevant than the incumbent. Is there such a politician like this that exists in the most wacky liberal district in the State ? There hasn't been for many years - McDermott has had his own way without any serious primary opposition.

Now would be a good time for them to come to the surface, because the tea leaves say that the upcoming election could well be a bad one for the incumbents, even Dem incumbents. Go figure - Congress has a 23% approval rating.

stodge charger

It is the Bush loving incumbents that are in trouble. Mc Dermott is from a solid democratic district. He cannot lose , we will use him to crush the nuts of the GOP


Gee, Michael, you and KS are just two peas in a pod . . .

BTW, Postman "linked" you again. You guys a mutual admiration society? :)


That's funny. Jim McDermott got Newt Gingrich "fired". He resigned as fallout from the Bill Clinton sex scandals. Seeing as how he was banging one of the staff and all. Gingrich is a sleazeball, but he did the right thing. Screw or get blow jobs from the staff in public office and you should go.

Boom Boom

McDermott's time in the 7th is done, someone else will take his place. I don't even believe the GOP has a challenger.

And the kid who wants to use McDermott to "crush the nuts of the GOP" may want to find someone else, cause the way things are looking, the only thing getting crushed is McDermott's hip.


I have always revered McDermott because he IS the avatar of single-payer health care...for that issue, alone, he deserves respect. However, as Bla'M pointed out, it's been a long time coming...and miles to go before we sleep....long...miles.....


Will somebody PLEASE explain to me why no democrats in Seattle will mount any kind of primary challenge to this guy???? I just don't get it. I'm not liberal, but I just KNOW you libs could do better than this guy. What's up with all this????


"I just don't get it."

It strikes me that many people do not read earlier posts before commenting.

Mike Barer

I have to applaud you for putting yourself in the crosshairs of both sides in this bitter debate!


The parties don't want challenges in the primaries. They want one candidate with lots of dough. If anyone's going to challenge McDermott it should be the Greens or some other 3rd party.


I like Jim McDermott and will vote for him again and again. True, sometimes he is wacky in Congress, but the points he makes are very clear. He is a progressive - why change it? Just because you are tired of him doesn't make him tired. If I were to put trust in one man in congress to protect our Constiutional rights, it would be him...and those are the people you DON'T get rid of in Congress. They are pretty rare on both side of the isle.


Nice tribute to McDermott, S.E. I like a man who says what he thinks and McDermott doesn't pull any punches. Like him or not, you know where he stands. I'm with you, keep him.

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