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Can Lobbyists Stop the War?
NYT ^ | 9 September 2007 | MICHAEL CROWLEY

Posted on 09/09/2007 4:52:09 AM PDT by shrinkermd

One weekday morning in mid-July, perhaps two dozen liberal organizers gathered around a conference table in an office building on Washington’s K Street. Their mission: American withdrawal from Iraq. In one sense, the location was unlikely; K Street is a symbolic address, like Madison Avenue or Fleet Street, in this case representing the capital’s thriving industry of trade associations and corporate lobbyists. Yet this was a group of mostly young progressives drawing meager salaries who had no ties to corporate America. Still, the venue was not inappropriate. Those arranged around the table represented the new face of the antiwar movement — now one of Washington’s most vigorous single-issue lobbies.

The purpose of the meeting was the daily conference call conducted by Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a coalition of activists, policy outfits and labor unions brought together this year by MoveOn.org, the 3.4-million-member-strong liberal advocacy group, which was convinced that Democrats on Capitol Hill needed help to end the war. By the end of this month, Americans Against Escalation will have spent $12 million on a combination of grass-roots organizing, polling and television advertisements in order to get the United States out of Iraq.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiwar; kstreet; lobbyists
The antiwar types cannot muster large demonstrations so they have chosen small groups of lobbyists as their means to ending the war.

A sign of weakness IMHO.

1 posted on 09/09/2007 4:52:10 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

The New York Slimes refers to these left wing scumbags as “young progressives.”

More like young, stupid, anti-American, anti-military treasonous aholes.


2 posted on 09/09/2007 5:24:25 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: shrinkermd

I thought lobbyists were bad bad terrible people. These people are the most hypocritical bunch in history.


3 posted on 09/09/2007 6:14:28 AM PDT by enough_idiocy (www.daypo.net/test-iraq-war.html)
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To: enough_idiocy

“Can Lobbyists Stop the War?”

YES!!!! And that is why we need Fred Thompson as President. He will take care of business and once the Iraqis are secure enough to handle their own affairs we will leave.

Thank you NY Slimes.


4 posted on 09/09/2007 7:08:13 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (When O'Reilly comes out from under his desk, tell him to give me a call. Hunter/Thompson in 08.)
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To: shrinkermd

Can satan cast out satan?

Or as another said,
“If you’re not part of the solution, there’s good money to be made prolonging the problem.”


5 posted on 09/09/2007 3:20:42 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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