November 14, 2006

C-Span piece on Freshman class photo features Hare

Just looked up to take a peek at C-Span and their filming of the taking of the House Freshman Photo only to see a close up of Phil Hare standing very prominently at the corner of the balcony above the Capitol steps and with the camera zooming in on him and lingering for quite some time. The cameraperson must have found him interesting, evidently.

At least it shows that he knows how to get the prime position for photos.


At 11/14/2006 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hare mistepped by supporting Hoyer over Murtha.

Positioning himself into a photo is great, but it would have better to position himself with the Speaker.

Evans fought "the power" for 22 years and we got squat in return.

Strike one.

At 11/14/2006 9:51 PM, Blogger highxlr8r said...

Voting for hoyer isn't voting against the speaker. Nancy Pelosi personally endorsed Murtha, but apparantly she is not actively campaigning or threating retributino if you don't vote for him. It seems to be a civil process.

At 11/14/2006 11:03 PM, Blogger demgorilla said...

The new congressmen and women from states like Montana, Missouri, West Virginia, Ohio -- they put our party over the top. It is my hope that the Democratic Party establishment will let them shine with their new ideas, many from the heartland and rural areas.
They are the party's hope to winning back the House, Senate and White House on a more permanent basis.

So mover over big city liberals -- it's time for Big Jon Tester, complete with cowboy boots and a flattop, to start getting things done for our nation. It's about time. In fact, I might be the first to say, "Tester for President."

At 11/14/2006 11:19 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yeah, Big Jon Tester, the pro-choice, environmentalist, anti-privatization, traditional Dem all the way down the line?

You're trying to make him into some Republican in Dem clothing just because of his hair style?

Get real. I listed Tester's positions in a comment earlier and they're sure the hell not conservative. As a matter of fact, any "big city liberal" would be more than happy with them.

Stop running away from liberal principles. It's why the American people think of Dems as spineless weenies.

Just stand up for what we believe in and stop being so phony!

At 11/14/2006 11:26 PM, Blogger demgorilla said...

Big Jon Tester gave a long interview on NPR today. In it he said he's conservative, he shares rural values, he called them "mountain values." In part, it's an attitude, a cultural perspective that has been lacking in our party for far too long and has led to Democrats getting our butts kicked around the nation.

But we're back with last Tuesday's election! Centrist Democrats stole the show! And they did it with the help of Howard Dean and Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel made a point to recruit conservative Democrats who could win. Period.
He wanted winners, so he recruited moderate and conservative Democrats who had the courage of their convictions. That's Tester.
He's tough. He's moderate. He won't get pushed around by any right wingers. We're in for a hell of a ride in Congress next year.

At 11/14/2006 11:52 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I have no idea where you're comming from DemG.

Apparently you think that if left to their own devices, every single Democrat, even in conservative leaning states, would somehow run Barney Frank.

Get real. You run who runs best in a given area. That's not rocket science.

It seems that you've swallowed the entire right wing "liberal" boogie-man whole.

You seem to think that the average Dem is some sort of flaming radical feminist or transexual tree-hugger or something. You're obviously deadly afraid of that utterly false image that the right has shackled to the Dem party.

And by reacting to it, you're giving it validity. I say forget about running away from it, just show people that the average Dem is someone like Tester or Frank or anyone else. That they're more "moral" and more like the average American than any ideologically bent neo-con.

It's not that tough. But it grieves me to hear your type panting that we all better move our tents over to the Republican camp really quick or risk anihilation.

That's bull.

Don't run after the image of the voter that's created by the right.

Bring the voter back from their brainwashed state and make them realize that hey, I really do agree with Dems more than Republicans.

It's about reversing the "Reagan Dem" phenomena. The middle and the independents realized that Dems weren't some radical left weirdos.

We don't need to move anywhere, left or right. Just do well by people without abandoning the spirit of equality and justice, and giving a voice to the powerless that has always been the core of Democratic values.

What I don't like is seeing Dems advocating a move towards the intolerant, small-minded, greedy, and racist tendencies of people that the Republicans have sucessfully appealed to.

And I fail to see why you feel the need to argue for this conservative shift when no one has EVER run as some far left Dem in freaking Montana!!

But now you're trying to credit Emanual as some genious for supposedly fielding "conservative" candidates?? Give me a break!

Who were you going to run in Montana? Dennis Kucinich? I mean, it's not some big new chapter in Dem policy here.

There's just as much supposed "evidence" that candidates who ran to the left were sucessful, those who openly called for withdrawal from Iraq, for repealing Bush's tax cuts, for gay marriage, and on and on, and they got elected by a good margin.

Does that mean I should argue that we need to move to the left or risk losing our gains?


And neither does your argument hold water that it was moving to the right that saved the party.

At 11/15/2006 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looked more like a tortoise than a Hare id say

At 11/16/2006 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He probably couldn't believe that people would elect someone that looks so unhealthy. He appears to have no will power or concern where food or health is involved.


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