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Webb Slams GOP Over Prison Reform


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TomCat
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TomCat S (125)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 12:18 am
Donít get me wrong. I am not a Jim Webb (DINO-VA) supporter, even though heís far better that what he replaced: George Allen, aka Macaca Man. Webb is a DINO. In the video that follows, he even brags about being a DINO. It makes me sick! I hope he faces a primary challenge. However, when someone I oppose does something right, I give them credit for it. If Joe LIEberman, whose name I consider so foul that I would not write it on toilet paper, lest it soil my pristine arse, did something right, I would even give him credit for it, because I donít get to make up my own facts. On the issue of Prison Reform, Jim Webb is right.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 2:13 am
I agree! "DINO", "BLUE DOG"< whatever.......I don't like any of 'em. But I sure don't won't that monkey man back, either! thx
 

Gravitas S (7)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 2:25 am
We desperately need to stop incarcerating so many people!
 

P A (117)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 2:44 am
As a mere foreigner, I couldn't stand listening to Webb standing and listing the number of times he had voted with Republican measures - obviously meaning that as he had done his bit for them, why hadn't they done the same for him - is he really that dim?
 

David C (29)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 3:05 am
Thank you Tom!
 

Carol H (229)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 4:20 am
noted and agreed, thanks Tom
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 4:42 am
The problem is, as it consistently is, the power of the privatized Prison Industrial Complex lobbyists controlling the purse strings of election finance. Dino, blue dog, Republican, Democrat, Tea Partier, Representative, Senator State or federal, their all on the same leash. A dysfunctional Judicial system, operating under the guise of Law and Order, equals more and longer prison sentencing which equals $200 per day, per filled bed, equaling billions in profits, paid by the 99% tax payers to the owners, comprised of the 1%.

LCS is one of the smaller private prison companies with eight facilities throughout the Gulf States and 6,000 beds.

Other prisons are owned and operated by huge corporations. Unlike their public counterparts, theyíre accountable not just to the taxpayers but to shareholders, investors and hedge funds.

The two biggest prison companies, the GEO Group and the Corrections Corporation of America, bring in more than $3 billion a year between them. CCA, the largest, manages 80,000 inmates and detainees in 66 facilities.

LCS is one of the smaller private prison companies with eight facilities throughout the Gulf States and 6,000 beds.

Other prisons are owned and operated by huge corporations. Unlike their public counterparts, theyíre accountable not just to the taxpayers but to shareholders, investors and hedge funds.

The two biggest prison companies, the GEO Group and the Corrections Corporation of America, bring in more than $3 billion a year between them. CCA, the largest, manages 80,000 inmates and detainees in 66 facilities.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 6:00 am
Sen. Jim Webb spelled it all out for the RepublicanTs about how they are holding this country back. He gave a wonderful speech and I commend him for it. I donít usually agree with his viewpoints or votes either. But this time he was spot-on!
 

Jarno Lahtinen (26)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 9:23 am
The republicans currently in office care nothing for the interests of the people - they only care about one thing: making the Obama administration look bad. To this effect, the more sensible the legislation, or proposal, the more certain it is that it'll be blocked by Republicans.

If this tactic works, and they really are able to make fools of the American electorate with this sort of irresponsible approach, you can bet that once there's a republican president in office, some of the very same common sense proposals that are now being blocked by republicans will suddenly be put forward by republicans, in near identical form to the proposals they rejected.

The pure fact is that a good portion of republicans in office right now are betraying the interests of the nation for their own short-term political goals. Shameful, and treatcherous.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 9:23 am
It needs to be spread far and wide that it is NOT President Obama that has failed, nor his policies. It HAS been the Congress and Senate that has failed the American people, and notably within those two bodies, it HAS been the REPUBLICANS who have failed the country most. Why canít the American people see that??? I do not care for Webb either but on this he is dead on and his bill shoulld have passed but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Once again the Rethug Terrorists have held another good bill hostage and will not even let it be brought up to vote. Such great lawmakers we haveÖ.NOT!
 

Carlene V (202)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 10:33 am
Webb is certainly not my favorite but I am glad he called them out on the stance they take to filabuster everything. Hopefully, it made him angry enough to stop being a DINO and start fully supporting the party he claims to be a part of. If theses asshats don't get voted out in 2012, we are in big, big, trouble.
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 12:51 pm
I, as an outsider, have no knowledge of this Jim Webb. But what he says makes sense and he calls out the Republican/Teabagger obstructionists for what they are. He lays bare their stated goal.

It is up to the American people to face the music --- Republican/Teabaggers are obstructionists and the longer they are in office, the worse things will get.
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 12:56 pm
Forgot to say, perhaps the Republican/Teabaggers are afraid that the revolving prison doors will hit them in the ass when they enter for their next term, so they obstruct.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 3:58 pm
hmmm..he looks like fraiser :P
 

Mary T (178)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 10:35 pm
Noted and thanks Tom I agree with you.
 

TomCat S (125)
Friday November 4, 2011, 12:16 am
Thanks all. Here's a correction. I forgot that when Webb ran six years ago he promised that he would not run for a second term and is keeping the promise.
 

Susanne R (236)
Friday November 4, 2011, 11:09 am
And now the GOP can take credit for standing in the way of improving America's justice system --which affects all of us-- in their effort to keep their promise of making President Obama a one-term president! What's happening is that NOTHING has been accomplished in Congress since the 2010 elections and nothing will until after the 2012 elections --and even that's not guaranteed!! What are we paying these congressman for? They are little more than henchman for the 1%! Taxpayer dollars are being wasted, our infrastructure is crumbling, unemployment rates are much too high, families are being thrown out of their homes, protests are going on all over the world --and yet the GOP stands firm in its commitment to their masters. It's disgusting, it's un-American, and it's something we have to put a stop to! We can't afford to cast our precious votes for someone who can't think for him/herself or can be bought. What good are our votes if the recipient of those votes can be bought by the highest bidder?

Before I viewed the video, I assumed that the Republicans filibustered this legislation because they feared that it threatened privatization. Senator Webb makes it perfectly clear that the real reason was to keep the Democrats from receiving credit for this much-needed reform --which would reflect poorly on President Obama and hurt his chances for re-election. Those who cast a negative vote for that reason are not patriots, they do not support the best interests of their constituents, and they are not worthy of their office.
 

TomCat S (125)
Friday November 4, 2011, 10:06 pm
Very well said. Kudos!
 
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