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Call Out

The Game is Afoot
This was the beginning
This was the beginning
This is a call out to send a message to the weak kneed Democrats who have watched this administration destroy everything we love about America.

I am running to replace Representative Earl Blumenauer in the 3rd District because he refuses to hold Cheney/Bush accountable in any meaningful way. This is not politics as usual. This is a cause that I have been fighting since the Supreme Court appointed these criminals to the White House in 2000.

This is a battle between Goliath who has lots of money in his campaign treasury and will get most, if not all, the endorsements of the establishment. Many think Goliath is a true progressive---I don't!

David stood alone on the Morrison Bridge when most Oregonians supported the war against Iraq. He protested because of his experiences in the Vietnam War and knew where the war would end up -- occupation. This ongoing slaughter and displacement of millions of human beings was the plan and ambitions of those who want an empire.

David stood in front of Sen. Smith's office in the rain and cold because he knew Smith was one of the major supporters of the slaughter. He was arrested in Smith's office because he refused to leave until he got an answer to his petition to end the funding. David was also pleading with his own Congressman who claimed to want to end the occupation. The pleas, petitions, phone calls, meetings all were ignored by Rep. Blumenauer -- he was busy with other things. In July of 2007 David called for a vigil in front of Rep. Blumenauer's office on Thursdays from high noon until 2:00 PM and was by then nicknamed the Lone Vet. The vigil continues until our Congressman calls for the Impeachment, Indictment, and Incarceration of the criminals in the White House.

One week before the deadline for filing for the seat representing the 3rd District David was asked again to run. He said yes!

I need your help. We need just about everything----volunteers to pass the word that there is an alternative in the primary, people who know computers, people who like to call and ask voters to vote for us, people to hand out our fliers. This is a citizens' campaign.
Wouldn't it be great if you could support a peace candidate who will not vote one dime for the continuation of the occupation unless there is a one way ticket home for EVERY American in Iraq. I will pursue impeachment now and will continue when elected. Yes, they can be impeached after leaving office. I will and do call for all trade deals to be rescinded and for fair and open agreements between countries to be enacted.

I am Joe Walsh and I am fighting as David did looking for that one special stone that will bring down Goliath.

I am a Citizen Representative and approve this message. Go to our web site and be part of a revolution in politics:

For Justice and Peace,
Joe Walsh---lone vet

homepage: homepage: http://joewalshforcongress.blogspot.com/

Unfair 25.Mar.2008 07:35

Den Mark, Vancouver

What a vile comment. Lone Vet's use of the David & Goliath analogy is exactly correct. And the personal insults of bonnie says nothing about him & plenty about her. I trust her disgusting comment will be trashed.

WOW 25.Mar.2008 09:46

Lone Vet

I think this comment should stay up; if Blumenauer's staff wants to post they should identify themselves?

Joe Walsh---lone vet

Joe Walsh is the Real Deal 25.Mar.2008 10:55

East Bank Thom johnson.thom@gmail.com

Wow, I have to give "bonnie mcennis" credit for at least owning her words, as far off the mark as they are. I've been marching and protesting along side Joe for 8 months. I've seen him supporting Portland's peace coalitions at actions on the Hawthorne Bridge on Pioneer Courthouse Square and the local Army Recruiters office. He's been a union shop steward and VP of his local and recently marched with SEIU local 503 when Portland Public Schools tried to screw the custodians (again) along with other workers. Joe wasn't there as a candidate looking for a photo-op. He was there as the activist he's been his entire adult life, which began with military service but led him to become a conscientious objector. "old fascist pig"? I suppose I could waste time coming up with an equally idiotic insult in return, but I don't know you Ms. Mcennis. Don't care to either. For those of you who are tired of the Politics of Wait, I'd encourage you to get to know Joe. Yes we can end this $12 billion/month occupation this year. We can put impeachment on the table. Yes we can exercise the Constitutional rights that Bush, Cheney & Co. are attempting to steal... but not by being content to simply sit in the cheap seats and carp and complain. Democracy demands action! Hans campaign manager Joe Walsh for Congress

The Lone Vet at Earl's - Every Thursday, high noon to 2pm
The Lone Vet at Earl's - Every Thursday, high noon to 2pm

John Olmsted is running against Earl as a Green 26.Mar.2008 15:18


John Olmsted (PSU professor) is running as green party candidate against Earl Blumenhaur.

John is an excellent candidate and will represent progressive minded people, as well as radicals!