Daily Archives: October 23, 2009

Another Republican puts his Income ahead of your Interests

This week, Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) — who has taken over $170,000 in campaign contributions from auto-dealers and also gets personal income from them — pushed an amendment through a House committee exempting used car salesmen from new consumer protection laws. (Seriously!)

Take a look at this video:

Go HERE and sign the petition that says the House should reject Campbell’s special-interest legislation, the Ethics Committee should investigate his self-dealing, and Congress must pass fundamental campaign finance reform that replaces special-interest-funded elections with citizen-funded elections.

Why do these Republicans think no one is watching?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – 3 in a Tie

Again, I couldn’t make up my mind. Here are the three I ended up with out of about 50:

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

Lee Judge

…and so much for Fox news.

– and –

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Morin

… and so much for the Health Insurance Companies.

– and –

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

Pett

… and so much for the Lobbyists.

What on Earth would we do without great political cartoonists?

Boy, I love Alan Grayson…

Here’s a quick video of the Florida Democratic Representative taking on GOP Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia, who had introduced yet another amendment to deny all funding to ACORN.

Grayson is remarkable in the way he keeps control of his five minutes, even though the GOP tries to steal it. And I love how he sees himself:

“I don’t owe anything to anyone here. I don’t owe anything to lobbyists. I don’t owe anything to leadership. The only thing I owe to anybody is the well-being of 800,000 people who depend on me.”

This guy is going to go far, if we can keep him in Congress.

Here’s to Annie Leibovitz

They have just published the official White House family portrait of the Obama’s by Annie Leibovitz
and here it is:

The Obamas

Well composed, a happy family. And it’s so nice to see Annie still working after all the financial problems she’s been having. She is the Best photojournalist of her kind and we need more of her work.