Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mad at the Democrats, Shipmate?

Do something with your anger.

So, feel upset that your "Blue Dog" Democrat has made a "yellow" stain? Pi55ed at your back-stabbing Republican?

National Guard, Reserve, or about to retire from Active Duty? Well, Lt. Col Ogonowski is leading from the front.
The brother of a pilot whose hijacked airplane was flown into the World Trade Center in 2001 announced Tuesday he is running for Congress.

Air Force Lt. Col. James Ogonowski is the first Republican to announce his intention to run for the seat of Democrat Rep. Martin Meehan, who is leaving Congress to become chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Ogonowski's brother, John, was one of 92 people killed aboard American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2001.

Ogonowski, 49, plans to retire from the Air Force next month after a 28-year career. He announced his candidacy at a memorial dedicated to his brother near the house where they grew up in Dracut, in northeast Massachusetts.

Ogonowski describes himself as a fiscal conservative and social moderate.

Two other Republicans are considering a run for Meehan's seat: former NFL defensive lineman Fred Smerlas and Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan.

Six Democrats have announced their candidacy, including Niki Tsongas, wife of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas; Lowell City Councilor Eileen M. Donoghue; and state Rep. Barry Finegold.
Meehan is a good start - but there is a lot more to do. How do you hold a elected official and a Party accountable? Simple, you make them run for their job. Way too many get by without opposition - way too many get by without serious opposition.

Don't say, "There isn't hope.." Both Webb and Sestak were considered "long shots." They are now a Senator and a Representative.

Imagine if there was a response in every districts that had a member of the Surrender Caucus. Imagine if they had to defend every seat.

Mad at your Representative or Senator? Run against them. Make them answer for their vote.

Mad at a party? Make them spend money everywhere. Bleed them white - that is what Murtha
and his friends are doing to you.

Hat tip The Tank.

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