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Old 03-11-2010, 06:27 PM
Jyminee Jyminee is offline
 
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Default Re: Congress votes on Kucinich out-of-Afghanistan resolution: Live now!

Salon on Kucinich's Quixotism: http://www.salon.com/news/politics/w.../kos_kucinich/

This part really stood out:

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Just look at this section from the biography on his congressional Web site:

In Congress, Kucinich has authored and co-sponsored legislation to create a national health care system, preserve Social Security, lower the costs of prescription drugs, provide economic development through infrastructure improvements, abolish the death penalty, provide universal prekindergarten to all 3, 4, and 5 year olds, create a Department of Peace, regulate genetically engineered foods, repeal the USA PATRIOT Act, and provide tax relief to working class families.

Notice that the bio never says whether any of that legislation actually passed. In fact, according to the Web site GovTrack, of the 97 bills Kucinich has sponsored since taking office in 1997, only three have become law. Ninety-three didn't even make it out of committee.

The three that were enacted are, in chronological order from first to last: A bill "to make available to the Ukranian Museum and Archives the USIA television program 'Window on America,'" a bill "to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14500 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio as the 'John P. Gallagher Post Office Building" and a bill "proclaiming Casimir Pulaski to be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously."
I love Casimir Pulaski, but this is pathetic. And if Kucinich helps defeat health care reform, he deserves liberals' scorn.
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