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January 24, 2007

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captain_poindexter

Typical Cleaver - what a disgrace.

Can't move forward on a domestic agenda? Are you kidding me?

no health coverage movement until cleaver is pleased; no tax cut proposals until cleaver is pleased; no immigration plans until cleaver is pleased...

will someone tell cleaver that he is as insignificant a congressman that you can get? a democrat in an overwhelming democrat seat that has always been democrat.

I don't like Boyda or Moore - but at least they took Republican seats and in the case of Moore has defended it well.

Cleaver is an embarassment to Kansas City.

What a pile of horse pucky, poindexter. Cleaver is quickly becoming one of the most admired congress reps in DC. He has brought much attention to KC and has served this town well for many years, as councilman, mayor, pastor and now our US Congressman.

We are indeed lucky to have this man in our corner.

And he is 100% correct about the war. As long as we continue that illegal invasion, we can't afford to move forward on a domestic agenda.

jenniferm

"no health coverage movement until cleaver is pleased; no tax cut proposals until cleaver is pleased; no immigration plans until cleaver is pleased..."

Well, I think that's because he is now in the majority party, right? And I really didn't see the GOP controlled Congress doing a whole lot on these subjects in the past either.

captain_poindexter

what is 'illegal' about this war exactly?

jenniferm - that is not the point of my statement - the point is that cleaver sits over there in DC and claims this power and demands to be heard even though, according to the DCC, he is not a high priority district nor is he being groomed for leadership.

oh, and when another watermain breaks, thank cleaver for doing NOTHING for the city of kansas city besides posturing and pronouncing leadership.

what is he doing to help the incredible crime problem the black community faces right now? NOTHING. he has done NOTHING to come back and help the community fix the murder rate. this is his district for god's sake - and he doesn't care.

yeah, we are lucky to have cleaver.

Captain Poindexter:

You are a moron.

jenniferm

"the point is that cleaver sits over there in DC and claims this power and demands to be heard even though, according to the DCC, he is not a high priority district nor is he being groomed for leadership."

He is a US Congressman who has a right to make a statement about junior's SOTU address. I don't care how low he is on the totem pole nor should it matter. I would assume he was asked by the locals and he answered. That is all I am referring to.

His current district encompasses more than KC (eastern Jackson County) so his responsibilities are different now. I get that you don't like him much, though.

Since when is it our US Congressman's responsibility to address crime issues here??

But hey I can play that game. I am now going to go on record and blame Jim Talent for all the TIF financing north of the river. Phew, I am really glad I didn't vote for him now.

captain_poindexter

Very very easy for a Congressman to address the crime problem - not easy for a Senator that holds both St. Louis and Kansas City. I don't expect Claire McCaskill to get very detailed as much as I expect Cleaver, Moore, Tiahrt, etc. to get detailed about their district.

Also, Cleaver was the mayor of this city - don't you think he might have an opinion on the crime issues and the murder rate in the black community that makes up much of his district?

he seems readily accessible to make comments on the SOTU or on the President - but he doesn't come back and address the problems facing his district?

Last time I checked he can press the Justice Department for more federal funding for local law enforcement, community outreach, etc.

Listen - Cleaver has done nothing to address the 'real' problem in the district - murder, crime, and poverty. As the District's US Representative he has a duty to address those concerns.

When he doesn't he is turning his back on his district.

Patrick Pierce

Wow guys and gals, Cleaver has an opinion on Bush and you all CERTAINLY have an opinion on Cleaver.

He's an elected official so he's fair game too.

It'll be interesting to see just what he can do over the next couple years as the Dems control the house.

It really is put up or shut up time for Dems.

"Our nation cannot and will not be able to move forward on a meaningful domestic agenda as long as the war in Iraq continues to escalate."

Hey Point-less-dexter: Cleaver is right. Exactly how do we PAY for any meaningful domestic spending with the enormouse amount of money our country is throwing down the Bush-Halliburton-Carlyle Group bloody sink whole in Iraq? And, what about those "we borrowed money from Communist China funded" tax cuts for the uber-rich?

captain_poindexter

nice point...whoever you are....let me know when the shuttle lands.

dickeylee

Update on Minimum wage bill, Republicans blocked the closing of debate, bill is stalled. All 51 Democrats and 5 Republicans voted to close debate, but 60 votes needed, bill back to committee.
Republicans, standing up to the poor. What about our tax breaks they cry.

"Republicans, standing up to the poor. What about our tax breaks they cry."

WTF? GOP doesn't care about the poor. Look at Blunt. Its about the redistribution of wealth...to the top.

Ok. Poin-tless-dexter. Exactly how does our country have RESPONSIBLE yet meaningful domestic side spending in light of the huge Bush/GOP deficit, daily expenses in Iraq/Afghanistan, and the "robbing our children of their future for tax cuts for the wealthy" borrowing from China?

Northlander

At least those south of the river have a representative in Congress. Last time Sam Graves showed his face it was on a milk carton.

PeachPit

W. looked like such a wuss last night....what a spineless wackjob....

Always has been, always will be a weak momma's boy.

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