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The face of the real Republican party

I don’t think that Joe Barton said anything that Republicans weren’t thinking. Remember Rand Paul (said the president was wrong for calling out BP) and John Boehner’s remark from last week? He said that the taxpayers should shoulder some of the burden for the clean-up on the gulf. Republicans don’t believe in punishing business for any reason. According to OpenSecrets, Joe Burton received $162,000 from Electric Utilities and over $100, 000 from Oil and Gas (see chart below) during the 2009-2010  campaign season. Industry Total Indivs PACs Electric Utilities $162,800 $13,300 $149,500 Oil & Gas $100,470 $24,470 $76,000 Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $82,250 $500 $81,750

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September 10th mind-set

The week John McCain’s campaign seems to be looking for their own voice that will bring in donations. It is well known that money has been tight around the McCain campaign headquarters ever since… he began his campaign. So, he has beaten around the edges and that hasn’t worked. So, it is time for him to pull out his big guns. It is time to start with old tried and true – Democrats can’t keep America safe. McCain’s henchmen (James Woolsey and Randy Scheunemann) attacked Barack Obama stating that they had a September 10th mindset when it came to fighting terror.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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