Vote Out Rep. Barbara Lee!!!!!!

  1. The House voted yesterday on the authorization for use force by the President against the terrorists that did this rehensible act. The vote was 420 for and 1 against. The lone disenter was Rep Barbara Lee (D) of California. I feel that any person who is elected in this day and age and does not follow the will and wants of their electorate population needs to be removed from office either through recall or through an election. How could this lady vote against our RIGHT and DUTY to retaliate for these inhumane acts. Lets help to get rid of her before she damages our country and unity further.
    Last edit by Dplear on Sep 15, '01
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  2. 49 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    Dave,

    She's a Democrat...whaddya expect?
  4. by   rdhdnrs
    What was her reasoning? Did anyone hear?
  5. by   nrsbaby2be
    Not that I disagree with you, but don't put her being a democrat as a reason. She is not the only democrat and all the democrats voted for this action.
  6. by   KellyandtheBoys
    I didn't here HER. But, I heard a report about this on CNN. The reporter reported that while she wasen't against using force herself, she wasen't sure how the people she represented felt. She wanted more time to get feed back from her constituants (sp.?) before she voted for use of force.

    That is what I heard on CNN, anyway.
  7. by   Q.
    I heard a snipet of her speech and really, I didn't hear any substatiative reasoning. It appeared to me to be more of a bleeding heart kind of rationale. Nothing based on facts.

    Oh well, who cares. The House voted (almost) unanimously - just as it was during the Gulf War in '91.

    Also, Bush activated approx. 50,000 military reservists, of which the reserves in total comprise about 1/2 of our total military force. My husband's ex artillary brigade just left for 2 weeks (2 weeks in military speak means indefinitely) for training. Odd how situations like this, as much as my husband was happy to end his enlistment, now wants to go back just to kick some a**.
  8. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Dave,

    She's a Democrat...whaddya expect?
    You took the word right out of my mouth
  9. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I think this shows a lack of leadership. She is obviousely not coming to grips with the awful truth.
    There's no way to two-step your way around this one. No speeches, in spite of their eloquent rhetoric, can be the cooling sauve on the wound in our hearts. No wishy-washy, meditative,chicken soup for the soul crap is gonna fly this time.
    what ever you do for a living Rep. Lee, you don't do it for the country I live in.
  10. by   prmenrs
    Gary Condit's constituents don't want him in office, either, but he hasn't resigned.

    She was voting HER conscience (sp)! That IS what she was elected to do.

    I don't remember her name, but after Pearl Harbor, there was a Congresswoman from ?NJ who was also the lone dissenter. She had a long career in Congress, both Houses, before and after the war.

    It's a mistake, IMHO, to chastise those go against the flow. Once in a while, they're right!
  11. by   Dplear
    No her job is not to vote her conscious...it is to represente the wishes and needs of constiuents. We do not elect officials in this country to do as they please. We elect them do do as WE please.
  12. by   prmenrs
    Some of those who went against the flow: Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Gandi, Flo Nightingale, Clara Barton. Name some others.

    If you have politicians who only do what their representees want, you'll have politicians who flip-flop all over the place. Public sentiment changes in a heartbeat. While it surely plays a part in what politicians decide, I don't want it to be the ONLY part.

    Thank God for people who are a restraining voice. "What a minute, we don't have ALL the info yet" is ok. Not to be permanently indecisive, either.

    No, she's not MY representative.
  13. by   majic65
    Very scary to hear the comment, "oh, well, who cares?" Let me tell you that I care. I may not agree with this representative, I have not read her actual words so I cannot make that decision yet. BUT I WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH HER RIGHT TO SAY THESE WORDS, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE. If indeed she is voting her conscience, then she deserves our praise, for her courage to be true to her beliefs, especially in Congress where courage is not too common. And if she does not know how her area feels, then thats a valid and commendable motive as well.
    We are all stressed, depressed, angry and anxious--but can we take a minute to stop and remember WHY we believe our country is right and will prevail? We believe in freedom of speech, and we believe that our elected representatives should be honest and people of character and courage, even if we might not agree with them. Thats what democracy is all about.
  14. by   Nottanurse1
    Okay I am going out on a limb here but who for sure are we going to fight against???? Terrorist come in all shapes and forms. Do we have all the details yet? Even if it is a Middle East country, then who's to say we will get the right one? I do want whoever is responsible for this horrible tragery to pay for it but at what cost to our country? We don't want to be like 2 kids seeing who can throw the harder punch. I personally am more afaird of a nuclear/chemical war than anything. I think that is simply what these terrible people want. Also the people that did this were living in America. Do we prosecute everyone who is not like the majority? I know alot of great people of all races and nations. How do we choose who to trust and who not to?

    Also I hope the media coverage slows down because why do we need SO much information on all the details of what is going on. If we do or do not go to war than how can we surprise whomever we are going to fight. Just some silly thoughts here.

    BTW I am proud to be an American and am so grateful to all the people who lost their lives, home, family, etc. I do think it is sad that it took something as horrible as this to bring us all together. I just pray that maybe we can all stand together again as the great Nation that we are. It's sad that it took something like this to pull us all together but hopefully we will learn a lesson.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR HOMES AND FAMILIES!!!!!

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