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Cheri Bustos: Obama in a dress?

2012-09-01T03:30:00Z Cheri Bustos: Obama in a dress?Michael Messinger The Quad-City Times
September 01, 2012 3:30 am  • 

Cheri Bustos touts herself as a typical Midwestern gal with family values. You know, one of us. In reality, her radical views are more in line with the far-left views of Barack Obama.

Ms. Bustos claims to be a practicing Catholic. However, she is a vocal supporter of abortion on demand, partial-birth abortion, homosexual marriage and the rest of the radical homosexual agenda, which is in defiance of her own church’s doctrine. Her radical political agenda seems to take precedence over the church. Ms. Bustos supports higher taxes on small business (me) to force her social agenda on the rest of us. Once again, her views are in lockstep with Obama’s radical leftist agenda.

While Ms. Bustos is not shy about criticizing Rep. Bobby Schilling on job creation, she fails to mention that Rep. Schilling has voted for at least 30 job-creating bills in the House, all of which have been killed by her Democratic party in the Senate. If she were truly interested in putting Americans back to work, she would ask her godfather, Sen. Dick Durbin, to tell Harry Reid to allow these 30 job-creating bills to come to the floor for a vote. But it appears as if she is more interested in political posturing than taking a stand for job creation.

Michael Messinger


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  1. Wasteline
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    Wasteline - September 04, 2012 10:54 am
    What tax revenues would the Keystone XL pipeline provide for counties and states?
    Could you please provide that figure for everyone, Stonecold.
  2. aequitas
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    aequitas - September 04, 2012 10:32 am
    I often wonder when it came to pass that so many "religious" people began to ignore the voice of God within in favor of the edicts of a monarchical organization that has historically been proven to be fallible. The "it's against the Catholic church, so I'm against it" justification is reminiscent of the "just following orders" defense. Do I really need to create an exhaustive list of the Catholic church's decidedly unrighteous decisions and actions throughout history?
  3. aequitas
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    aequitas - September 04, 2012 10:20 am
    It's found right at the beginning of the Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
  4. Over taxed
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    Over taxed - September 03, 2012 3:54 pm
    Good for you, gil. May I ask why you waited until two months before the election to start supporting your candidate? Emilys List has been dumping tens of thousands into Cheri's coffers since she announced.
  5. gil_barrett
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    gil_barrett - September 03, 2012 1:27 pm
    Well, over taxed, now, because of people like you, I too have started to donate to Cheri's campaign. Tell me, would you want to take the country back to before women could vote, and try to stop that?
  6. Dogwoman
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    Dogwoman - September 03, 2012 12:14 pm
    Someone who wants equality under the law for all American citizens, and supports a woman's right to control her own body has "extremist agenda?" I think not. It is those who wish to limit their fellow citizens from having the same rights as everyone else; and use their religion to justify it who are the extremists.
  7. opie1
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    opie1 - September 02, 2012 10:40 am
    Sooo? Because of those like you I just wrote a second check to Cheri as well as another to Emily`s list.

    She supports a woman`s right to own her own womb, not like the clown posse of GOP fools who think like Todd Akin. All you need do if raped is **scream help me sperm inhibitor** and all of a sudden all you need to deal with is the rather insignificant thing called rape, that`s using GOP logic and really means "she really wanted it anyway" !!

    GOP mentality.about women`s issues is so far out of the mainstream not even those on the short bus believe what they claim.
  8. Telephone
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    Telephone - September 02, 2012 2:09 am
    I still have yet to receive my copy of the Radical Homosexual Agenda
  9. rocketgirl
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    rocketgirl - September 01, 2012 9:51 pm
    Mike, no matter what newspaper you put your letter in, you still distorting the facts. You mention jobs bills, but where is your evidence? The reason is Schilling and his GOP partners have not submitted any. If you would do some fact checking instead of taking the word of a representative that is only telling you what you want to hear. By the way Schilling votes, can you honestly tell me he is Pro Life? Once again Mike, check Schilling’s voting record. We have only one choice for congress this election and it is Cheri Bustos.
  10. Over taxed
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    Over taxed - September 01, 2012 9:37 pm
    Not only is Bustos pro abortion, her foremost campaign contributor is Emilys List.
  11. Wheezy
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    Wheezy - September 01, 2012 4:22 pm
    Schilling lost any pretense of being an intelligent Congressman recently when he apparently joined in on the Birther/transcript idiocy.
  12. opie1
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    opie1 - September 01, 2012 4:06 pm
    This nation is a representative republic and not a theocratic form of government like the evangelical extremist would like. Live with that because it`s never going to allow the catholic`s to dictate how we live.
  13. opie1
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    opie1 - September 01, 2012 4:03 pm
    Why is it Mike than you fail to mention that every single jobs bill from the republicans contained poison pills of one kind or another like, cuts to the minimum wage,some form of elimination of overtime rules, some type of anti-union wording etc? Nobody is going to vote for something like that, republicans know that, and never planned on any bill passing. Now they can repeat the same rant (but we sent jobs bills out). No they didn`t.
  14. Freedom Stand
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    Freedom Stand - September 01, 2012 12:03 pm
    When will the Schilling people tell us why Bobby votes the way he does? They never address why he voted to fund Obamacare and then says he will repeal it. They tell us about the jobs bills that he and the Republican House have sent to the Senate. They are not jobs bills, and not one of the Schilling people can tell us what these so called jobs bills are. Schilling has done nothing but vote against issues that are good for the middle working class. Bobby Schilling has deceived his constituents from the first day he took office. He is a representative with no substance. Bobby Schilling has been a complete turnaround from the man who ran in the campaign of 2010. Cheri Bustos had better get this out to the good people of the seventeenth or we may be stuck with a partisan party politician for another term that only has the interest of the elite few in mind. In November if Schilling wins, we lose.
  15. Stonecold
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    Stonecold - September 01, 2012 11:53 am
    Excellent points!

    The Keystone Pipeline wouldn't amount to a hill of beans in putting a dent in our unemployment problem, let alone decreasing the rising costs of diesel or gasoline!

    Just one of the many deceptions the GOP uses to deceive the gullible.
  16. bailaw
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    bailaw - September 01, 2012 11:39 am
    Don't even get us started on "C"hurch doctrine.
  17. gil_barrett
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    gil_barrett - September 01, 2012 11:33 am
    Oh, I think you were confusing Cheri being pro middle class workers, and Bobby Schilling being a shill for big corporations, the Koch brothers, and Grover Norquist. Not to mention, Sheldon Adelson. They're buying this election, and from what I've seen, Schilling seems to be for sale! By the way, Lane Evans was a good representative for this area, certainly better than Schilling!
  18. ccboy50
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    ccboy50 - September 01, 2012 11:04 am
    I would like to know why Michael thinks Bustos is defiant to the Catholic doctrine. What does he think about Schilling voting to fund Obamacare. Does that make Schilling Pro Choice since abortion is funded by Obamacre? Schilling says he is Pro Life. He voted to fund Obamacare, then he tells us he will repeal Obamacare. Who knows where this guy stands? The jobs bills are not there, the Keystone Pipeline was an earmark added to a bill that was sent to the Senate. That is another way that the GOP House does things. I asked Schilling’s office this question; if we build the Keystone Pipeline will that lower gas prices? They said they would get back to me. I’m still waiting for an answer.
  19. Gaius Baltar
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    Gaius Baltar - September 01, 2012 10:33 am
    Ms. Bustos is nothing but than a shill for labor unions, more of a “Lane in a dress”, than an “Obama in a dress”. She (like many so-called Catholics in her party) should take time to follow Church doctrine and not the progressive doctrine.
  20. Wheezy
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    Wheezy - September 01, 2012 8:37 am
    Go, Bustos.
  21. gil_barrett
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    gil_barrett - September 01, 2012 8:36 am
    The "jobs" bills you talk about, Mike, all come at the expense of the poor, and middle class! That' why they "died" in the Senate. Please, get some new talking points. The Senate passed a bill to give the middle class tax cuts, paid for by raising the top tax rate back to the Clinton years. Cheri doesn't favor raising taxes on the middle class, or on small businesses, just the top 2%. Schilling voted in favor of keeping the cuts for the top 2%, at the expense of the middle class. Schilling has spent more time kowtowing to Grover Nordquist (he signed the pledge to him!) and the Koch Brothers, than in working for his constituents. He voted FOR the Romney/Ryan budget, to turn Medicare into "Vouchercare." Cheri is totally against that. She's for a woman's right to choose, not in letting the government telling them what they can do with their own bodies. Schilling voted FOR the Ryan/Akin "Legitimate rape" amendment, as well as a personhood amendment. I've got news for you, a majority of Catholics in this country do practice contraception, and are in favor of marriage equality. Schilling is not. Catholic bishops have said publicly that the Romney/Ryan budget is NOT in keeping with church teachings. Schilling voted FOR it. Face it, the businesses that the republicans, and Bobby Schilling, are for are the BIG businesses, because they are the big donors to their campaigns. Cheri is in favor of more tax cuts for actual small business, including giving more breaks for those that hire veterans, and new hires.
  22. Stonecold
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    Stonecold - September 01, 2012 8:31 am
    Sorry Michael, I hate to burst your bubble, but those now 32 job bills are nothing but a farce!

    Put forth to do nothing more than deceive the gullible!
  23. Contemptio
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    Contemptio - September 01, 2012 6:56 am
    Obama would look better in a dress. Maybe something in Clinton Blue. lol
  24. coffee cup
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    coffee cup - September 01, 2012 4:30 am
    Tell it to the chair, Micky. It's therapy for the GOP soul.
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