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nacho:
Mike Gravel (Dem)


--- Quote ---Gravel has said that, in addition to his stance on direct democracy (the National Initiative), he will also be emphasizing his support for the FairTax plan and withdrawal from the war in Iraq during his campaign.
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http://www.gravel2008.us/

Michael Charles Smith (Rep)


--- Quote ---He formally announced his run for office on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at a fund-raising dance in Corvallis.”

A self-described "zealous moderate", he feels the Republican party has drifted too far to the right, and has spent too much energy on controversial issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. His platform aims to cut party ties to the religious right, and return to what he considers traditional Republican values, such as small government, individual liberties, and fiscal conservatism. Smith supports major tax reform based on the ideals of simplicity, fairness, and freedom which he believes are embodied in the FairTax Act.

About the current state of the Republican Party, Smith has said: "I'm disillusioned and frustrated that most of the voices that seem to dominate the discussion in the party I'm aligned with in principle are on the far social and religious right, and I don't hear much at all from the party on fiscal issues or taxes. The party creed talks about smaller government and individual responsibility and liberties, but much of the activism from the social right seems to step on those principles.
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http://www.smithforpresident.com/

fajwat:

--- Quote from: nacho on November 13, 2006, 03:06:57 PM ---
--- Quote ---About the current state of the Republican Party, Smith has said: "I'm disillusioned and frustrated that most of the voices that seem to dominate the discussion in the party I'm aligned with in principle are on the far social and religious right, and I don't hear much at all from the party on fiscal issues or taxes. The party creed talks about smaller government and individual responsibility and liberties, but much of the activism from the social right seems to step on those principles.
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We might see this take off as a major theme.  Not the first time I've heard the blame pointed at the religious non-fiscally-responsible right, with Bushie as their prime example of religious postures leading the Republican party astray.

nacho:
Green Girl Kat Swift:  Fajwat, are you not going to talk about your precious Greens?

http://www.txgreens.org/ (Looks like the page was last updated in 1917)


http://greens.org/gp-uswomen/Kat2.jpg

fajwat:
I'm tired tonight and don't feel like being constructive, or really much of anything other than maybe finding the energy to play oblivion for 15 minutes until i pass out.

But.. what in those two links was i supposed to be interested in?

nacho:
You're supposed to respond to the question.

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