Monday, November 26, 2007



The on again, off again resignation of ex-House Speaker Denny Hastert is... on again. As of 10:59pm he'll be ex-Congressman Hastert.
Hastert said he did so on the advice of attorneys with the aim that a special primary election to replace him could be held on Feb. 5-- the same day as the state's regular primary election, which will decide nominees for Hastert's long-term replacement as well.

That will be useful for Democrats who expect a large and enthusiastic turnout, not just for homestate hero, Senator Barack Obama, for an overall Democratic presidential field that most rank and file Democrats are extremely high on. There are 4 Republicans-- Chris Lauzen, Jim Oberweis, Kevin Burns and Michael Dilger-- and 4 Democrats-- John Laesch, Jotham Stein, Blue Dog Bill Foster, and Joe Serra-- are vying to take his place.

John Laesch is the progressive, grassroots candidate in this race and he is poised to turn another red district bright blue. Rahm Emanuel and the forces of reaction within the Democratic Insider Establishment are pushing for NAFTA-supporter xenophobe Blue Dog Bill Foster, who promises to embody everything that has been wrong with the Democratically controlled Congress this year. John, on the other hand, is a candidate who will effectively revamp the progressive movement in Congress. If there is one race you will contribute to between now and Christmas, please make it John Laesch's. It's a battle for the soul of our country.


John Laesch, the progressive firebrand favored to win the Democratic nomination against Rahm Emanuel's Blue Dog, will be taking questions about his campaign over at Firedoglake today (Tuesday) at 2:30pm Central Time.

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At 11:43 AM, Anonymous me said...

Good riddance. Better late than never.

But what I want to know is, when can we throw his fat lardass into prison??

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Laesch? I will never vote for someone like Laesch who doesn't support our troops.

At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Bil said...

Say What "anonymous"? This posts names LOTS of big talking sissyhawks who didn't support the troops, Planet Hastert the BIGGEST. NOT ONLY did Hastert not serve in the military, he was #3 in the Bush2 admin that led the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq based on non-existent WMD's. NOW Planet Hastert wants to be a lobbyist with his 2 sons and will desert his civil service and the vote of the public in IL14 THIS year so he can start officially lobbying within a year and avoid the new 2 year limit. As well as likely build his amazingly successful DeKalb, Illinois Real Estate investment company through his wife's trust. SHAME.

Meanwhile... Say What? Repugs didn't support the troops for years by sending them over there without body armor and armored vehicles. Laesch's brother just came back from Iraq. They BOTH know it was a collosal foreign policy mistake; hijacked by Neocons Cheney and Rumsfeld.
Yikes. Support the troops and get them out of the way of that civil war. British troops left the South and violence dropped 90%.
Is that you Dare2?


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