Saturday, June 02, 2007

We Said It Here First -- Knollenberg Will Continue to Support the Iraq War in September

Remember, we told you so.

Don't wait for September thinking that George Bush or Joe Knollenberg will finally realize they have been entirely incompetent in their handling of Iraq and that they have put US troops in the crossfire of a civil war.

No. We already know what is going to happen in September.

Officials told ABC's Martha Raddatz that the senior commanders in Iraq -- Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno and Gen. David Petraeus -- want the surge to continue until at least December and expect to report enough progress by September to justify the extension.

It won't matter what the "conditions on the ground" are in September, Bush has already decided that they will report that the escalation has been a success and that they need to continue it.

Then, just before the election in November 2008, they will announce that they are going to draw down troops. They will claim that they have been so successful that they can withdraw troops so the level will be ~130,000.

They just hope you don't realize that ~130,000 is about the number of troops we had there before the troop surge. So, by the end of 2008, we will be where we were in the beginning of 2007. Except it will be 23 months later and there will be 1000's more dead Americans.

Joe Knollenberg is a rubber stamp for George Bush. Knollenberg does whatever Bush tells him to do. That of course will be his downfall in the next election. By supporting whatever Bush wants in terms of funds and troops, Knollenberg shares the blame for the utter failure in Iraq and for the death of American troops.

If you happen to have the misfortune of seeing Joe Knollenberg, don't shake his hand, it is just as bloody as George Bush's.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Knollenberg Accepts Over $2.7 Million From Lobbyists

Joe Knollenberg Has Received Over $2.7 Million from Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups!!

That Joe Knollenberg is a lobbyist's best friend goes without saying.

After all, his Chief of Staff is a Washington, D.C. lobbyist.

A quick glance at the FEC records for campaign finance reveal that Joe Knollenberg has received $ 2,742,346 from lobbyists and special interest groups.

Yes. You read that right. Joe Knollenberg took over $ 2,742,346 from lobbyists and special interests. The picture may be ginned up, but the numbers are not. And those are just the dollars reported from committees. That doesn't even count the donations he gets from each individual lobbyist!!!!

Joe Knollenberg has accepted over $2.7 million in campaign donations from lobbyists and special interests!!

Joe Knollenberg is a Part of the Problem in Washington D.C.
We Need Someone Who Will be Part of the Solution.

Joe comes out against National Holiday to Vote

How cynical can you get? The May 31, 2007 edition of the Oakland Press has an editorial speaking to having a national holiday for voting. Of course Joe Knollenberg has come out solidly against this idea. Apparently Joe thinks it would cost business too much to allow for a day off to perform our civic duty and vote for our representatives. I will say one thing for Joe Knollenberg, he does vote consistently in favor of business and against average Americans, even Americans that want to perform their civic duty to vote for members of Congress. Way to go, Joe.

Joe Challenged to Public Townhall with ALL Constituents

The Oakland Press on May 31, 2007 carried a Letter to the Editor from Bruce Fealk, challenging Joe to a public townhall with all of his constituents. Previously Joe held a tele-townhall with select constituents. No transcript has been made available of the event. Joe works for us, the people of Oakland County. He should answer questions from his constituents in public, on the record.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Another Knollenberg Vote AGAINST Middle Class Families

Once again, Joe Knollenberg voted AGAINST middle class families and for his lobbyist friends. In this particular case, his lobbyist friends have big money -- because they are Big Oil.

Joe Knollenberg voted NO on HR 1252, the Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act. Thankfully the Act passed the House anyway. It imposes penalties for Price Gouging by Bil Oil companies.

Profits for Big Oil companies has been skyrocketing, while middle class families struggle to be able to afford to fill their tanks and still have enough to pay for other staples of life that have increased because of the increased fuel costs.

This wasn't a windfall profits tax. It was a consumer protection bill. It was timely at the federal level since Michigan's own Attorney General has been getting dozens of calls a day from citizens who think they have been gouged by their gas stations.

But Joe Knollenberg Voted NO on Protecting Middle Class Families.

Instead, Joe Knollenberg Voted YES to Protect Big Oil and their slippery lobbyists.

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133 More Troops Killed Since Knollenberg Voted Against Redeployment

133 more U.S. Troops have died since Joe Knollenberg voted against a timetable to withdraw from Iraq.

133 more of our friends, neighbors, co-workers.

133 more mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers.

133 more sons and daughters.

133 more Americans have died since Joe Knollenberg voted against a timetable to withdraw from Iraq.

133 more Americans have died in the last month.

How many more have to die before Joe Knollenberg will actually do something to stop this slaughter?

Vote No On Joe!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Knollenberg Votes to Fund, Train, and Equip the Terrorists

Once again, Joe Knollenberg has it backwards. He claims that by voting to give Bush a blank check in Iraq that he is supporting the troops.

That is a nice theory. But in reality, Joe Knollenberg is simply funding, training, and equipping the terrorists. Because the same guys that our troops are training and equipping during the day, are turning around at night and planting roadside bombs to kill U.S. troops!

The NYT reports:

They had seen shadowy militia commanders installed as Iraqi Army officers, they said, had come under increasing attack from roadside bombs — planted within sight of Iraqi Army checkpoints — and had fought against Iraqi soldiers whom they thought were their allies.

But these "militia" guys -- these Shite militia guys -- are the ones we are training to be Iraqi Army. And they are shooting at and bombing our guys.

Meanwhile, the Sunni insurgents are killing U.S. troops because our troops are supporting the Shite.

So all Knollenberg has done is put the U.S. troops in the crossfire between the Sunni and the Shite.

Our troops are being slaughtered and as long as Congressmen like Joe Knollenberg keep throwing billions and billions of dollars at the problem, it will go on forever.