July 7, 2005

Evans Deserves Respect

Without further ado, here is today's contribution from Guest Poster, YoungDem530

Recently in the crap bag we call the Dispatch our Congressman Lane Evans, D-Rock
Island, has been catching the brunt of this flaming bag of conservatism. The
fumes from the paper must have gotten Tom Getz, Rock Island County Republican
chairman, pretty high when he said that the village idiot Mark Baker could have
won if the alleged campaign finance slip-up would not have occurred.

While I don't claim to know the details of the incident I definitely do not think it
would have mattered, Congressman Evans has a strong hold on the 17th
congressional district and for good reason. Evans and his staff have been at the
forefront in the battle for the everyday citizen ranging from veteran's benefits
to helping seniors with their Social Security.

With the deceptive practice of politics that we see in the White House and leadership in both chambers of Congress, it is a breath of fresh air to see a politician that is genuinely concerned with people in his district and not the power that comes with the position.

The Quad Cities and the state of Illinois are lucky to have Congressman Evans. Lane Evans deserves the respect from both sides of the political spectrum including a certain crap-bag newspaper.


At 7/07/2005 6:42 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Good Article YoungDem.

I say Thank Heavens for Lane Evans!!

At 7/07/2005 8:37 AM, Blogger hud50 said...

the dispatch endorsed him in the last election.

At 7/07/2005 5:09 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...

This is a nice post.

It does remind me of an old saying, "everyone loves their congressman, but hates Congress!"

It's good to see a fellow young Democrat get his or her feet wet!

At 7/07/2005 7:39 PM, Blogger Dissenter said...

It is a good post indeed.

But it seems to me that you have wholly discounted the concerns Andrea Zinga and her republican counter-parts. Lest we forget that Lane Evans suffers from a disabling disease. And there is no place for the disabled among the Christian Right.

While Lane Evans has successfully fought a tremendous battle to keep the Arsenal open, engaged in unwavering efforts to protect the men and women in uniform and their families, fought to preserve social security and pursued a course of wise and thoughtful opposition to CAFTA, among thousands of other accomplishments, it is time to move forward.

These are tough times. And tough times call for bitter, has-been local newscasters; not effective, respected Congressmen.

Jeesh. You people should get a clue.


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