Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

November 14, 2008

Tammy Duckworth for Obama's Senate seat

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 3:28 pm

I can’t believe I’m the first one ot think of this, but I think it’s a great idea. You know about her, right? She was the helicopter pilot who lost both legs in Iraq and ran for Congress in 2006 as a Dem. She’s whip-smart, incredibly brave and seeing her in the Senate would be a beautiful tribute–and strong voice–for the vets who are coming home and need to be treated better than they have been by the Bush admin.’s VA.

The Illinois gov. who has the ower to appoint O’s relacement will certainly listen if the President elect asks for it. Do it, Barack! It would be an incredbily smart and moving gesture and she’d do honor to a body that needs it.

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4 Comments »

  1. Inarguably a great choice, but I think the new Senator should be Jesse Jackson Sr. He would singlehandedly transform the chamber of the old boys and girls into the crossroads of the people.

    Comment by charlie finch — November 15, 2008 @ 11:20 am | Reply

  2. Nobody asked me, but…I think the solution to the mortgage crisis is to forgive all outstanding residential mortgages and just give everyone their houses. The is would create consumer activity, savings, and an instant new mortgage and housing market (as some sell their houses and others, newly capitalized, buy) from the middle class up. The bailout money could be used to tide the banks over until this economic activity quickly revved up. The publicity of good feeling would be spectacular and President Obama would be an even bigger hero, implementing The George Bailey Plan by executive order.

    Comment by charlie finch — November 16, 2008 @ 10:59 am | Reply

  3. Why have you blocked comments about the grant park-article? Well, anyway, I just wanted to tell you to go tell that woman that you STILL love her 🙂

    Comment by Ulla Lauridsen — November 19, 2008 @ 7:02 am | Reply

  4. If you think my mortgage proposal above is too “far out”, note that yesterday bankrupt Fannie Mae, which backstops 90% of the residential mortgages in the USA, announced a moratorium on foreclosures until January, because they cannot afford the upkeep on any additional forclosed properties. Treasury officials also told the House Small Business subcommitte that there is no market for securities backed by student loans and other forms of credit. The liquidity must come from the bottom up, hence forgiveness of such loans starting with all residential mortgages. As Marx and Engels prophesied, Capitalism has failed due to its own contradictions, specifically the attenuation of debt into “profits” and it is the debt which must be cancelled.

    Comment by charlie finch — November 21, 2008 @ 11:08 am | Reply


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