Liberty Blessed America

Dave Obey is an Extraordinary Citizen

Posted in Democrats by Larsen Rogers on February 20, 2009
Dave Obey

Dave Obey

Welcome to this posting of Liberty Blessed America. I am Larsen Rogers your Liberal Political Commentator who likes to say, “If you ain’t Liberal, you ain’t American.” This post discusses learning about our Congress. The topic is U.S. Representative David Ross Obey from the state of Wisconsin.

Dave Obey was born on October 3, 1938 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He currently resides in Wausau, Wisconsin. He is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the seventh district of Wisconsin. He is currently the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations.

His voting record and interest group ratings listed on Project Vote Smart indicates that he supports:

  • Responsible family planning and sex education.
  • A healthy balance between business and consumers.
  • Civil liberties and human rights.
  • Education.
  • The working people.
  • The health and quality of life for all citizens.
  • Protecting our natural resources.
  • Decreasing our dependence on oil.
  • Policies that support and protect our troops and veterans and keeps our military strong.
  • The interests of Arts and Humanities.
  • Responsible budget and spending by the U.S. Government.

Dave Obey appears to be concerned about the falling wages of the working people and about restoring and improving our American economy. He has been a strong voice for middle and low income families on economic, health care and consumer issues. He supports our constitutional right to bear arms while also supporting measures to prevent gun violence. He shows moderate support for the protection of the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.

The voting record and interest group ratings of Dave Obey indicates that he is against big business, corporate greed, the destruction of our economy by the irresponsible over spending of the conservative faction, the weakening our military by the conservative faction, and the loss of our middle class by the conservative faction.

Dave Obey sponsored and voted for The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

I rate Dave Obey as being a great American hero, a proud Liberal who stands against the anti-American propaganda of the conservative reich. He gets a grade of an A+ for being a Patriotic American.

To learn more about Dave Obey review these websites: Wikipedia, Dave Obey House.Gov, and Dave Obey for Congress.

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Eric Cantor Republican Whip of U.S. House of Representatives

Posted in Republicans by Larsen Rogers on February 18, 2009

Larsen Rogers here to discuss Eric Ivan Cantor (born June 6, 1963).

Eric Cantor is the Republican representative of the Seventh congressional district in Virginia. He is the twenty-third Republican Whip of the United States House of Representatives. A whip is a party enforcers who whip people into shape and make sure they show up for an important vote.

Eric Cantor assumed his office on January 3, 2009. His term completes on January 3, 2011. To learn more about him review his biography at Wikipedia located at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Cantor.

The Voting Record and Interest Group Ratings on Project Vote Smart indicates that Mr. Cantor disapproves of responsible family planning, sex education and reproductive rights. Mr. Cantor dislikes Arts and Humanities.

He favors business and retail but disfavors consumers. He fails to support Civil and Human Rights. Although he does favor the improvement of libraries and information, he fails to take a supportive stance towards Education.

Mr. Cantor displays a disregard for campaigns that address the issues of falling wages, working people, and the need to re-evaluate our energy dependence. While he does seem to take an interest in developing wind energy he otherwise has a complete disregard for environmental issues.

Mr. Cantor observes the right to bear arms but has no concern for preventing gun violence.

To learn more about his propaganda review his websites at: http://cantor.house.gov/ and http://www.ericcantor.com/.

From reviewing the voting records and the interest groups that favor Mr. Cantor I can only conclude that this U.S. Representative is bad for America and bad for Liberty.

Mr. Cantor recently voted against the 2009 Economic Package (H.R. 1). His anti-Liberty and anti-American ideology are bad for this country. Since I do not live in Virginia I can neither vote for or against him but it is concerning that he was recently re-elected.

Liberty Help Us!

Sincerely,
Larsen Rogers
Never forget: Liberty Blessed America

So what do you think about that?

Republican Representative John Boehner

Posted in Republicans by Larsen Rogers on February 18, 2009

Larsen Rogers here to talk to you all about how very important it is for us as citizens of the United States of America to be involved in politics.

I was under the incorrect assumption that our freedoms as established in the Constitution of the United States of America and in the Bill of Rights would always be there to protect us. That is not true. It is scary at how easily those freedoms can be discarded by the people in political power of our nation. The very people we elect.

Since I have been awakened by the alleged abuse of power by the George W. Bush administration I am making an effort to learn more about the political players in our Government.

The economic stimulus package known as H.R. 1 has been discussed and debated in Congress recently. This is of course a large and important legislation that could do a great good or harm or nothing for the United States of America.

However, what I am looking at learning more about are the key political players involved in this debate. Who are they and what are their roles?

The Republican Representative John Boehner has made a lot of noise during the debate on H.R. 1. So I will start with a discussion on what I have learned about him.

Before I do, though, here is a list of links to website that provide an objective review of John Boehner.

• Wikipedia is my first source for researching anything online so here is a link to information on John Boehner on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Boehner
• Project Vote Smart provides a biography and voting record on John Boehner at: http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=27015
• John Boehner has his own website at: http://johnboehner.house.gov/
• And if you choose to follow John Boehner on Twitter you can do so at: http://twitter.com/johnboehner

John Andrew Boehner was born on November 17, 1949. He is a member of the Republican Party. Currently he is serving as the House Minority Leader in the 111th Congress. He is a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

John Boehner served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He attended and graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati. After graduation he worked as a business. More can be learned about him on the sites I listed above.

The Twitter link provides some good links to articles, blogs and videos that promote the political views of John Beohner and Republicans which can be helpful in understanding the Republican perspective on the stimulus package.

My impression of John Boehner is that he is histrionic. He is loud, he rants and he raves. He gets emotional and at least once he cried openly. He appears to be a person that would be intimidating on a personal level, particularly if one disagrees with him and wants to express his or her opinion.

John Boehner appears to have a strong personality and a competitive nature. He is probably the center of attention at any social gathering. He appears to be quick to criticize and condescending.

Those are just my impressions and could be completely wrong. My main goal in providing such an assessment is learn about him and determine: Is he helping America?

I do not live in Ohio so I can neither vote for or against John Boehner. I do like people who stand strong for their principles but I favor more the person who has good principles and good intentions. I favor a person who can examine and analysis data objectively.

I could not decide if John Boehner can do that or not. He has had over a month to review the original H.R. 1. He provides links to sites that compare H.R. 1 to a Republican plan demonstrating in their opinion that the Republican plan is better. Then he complains that he has not had enough time to review the newest version of the H.R. 1 but can easily criticize what he does not like about the newest version of H.R. 1.

The most beneficial research to understanding the values of John Boehner was reviewing the Interest Group Ratings on Project Vote Smart. The impression I get is that John Boehner is too conservative to be helpful to America during this time of financial crisis.

So what do you think about that?