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  • Email from Max Cleland

    10/10/2008 9:07:34 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 25 replies · 641+ views
    email | 10/06/08 | Max Cleland
    Dear "Past Your Eyes", Torture, cronyism, abuse of power, flagrant disregard for our Constitution, and now what could be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. These are just some of the reasons why we need to change course right now. Our proud Democratic candidates are out there fighting to help us create that change come November 4th. But, I know all too well what can happen when Karl Rove smear and fear tactics are used against Democrats working for change. They did it to me in 2002. Now I'm fighting to make sure they don't get away with...
  • Cleland-Chambliss Rematch Might Be Dems' Strongest Hope

    10/26/2007 6:06:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 150+ views
    Insider Advantage ^ | October 26, 2007
    An InsiderAdvantage / Majority Opinion survey conducted Oct. 24-25 of 400 registered voters in Georgia indicates that a rematch of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss versus former Sen. Max Cleland, who lost to Chambliss in 2002, might be the Democratic Party’s strongest hope for reclaiming the Senate seat. The poll asked voters which candidate they favored if given a choice between Chambliss and Cleland. The results: Chambliss - 36 percent Cleland - 24 percent Undecided - 40 percent The survey showed some interesting numbers, said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, noting that while white voters were decided at a rate of nearly...
  • Max Cleland add run by Saxby Chambliss

    10/02/2007 11:18:47 PM PDT · by airedale · 14 replies · 467+ views
    I got tired about hearing how bad this ad was and how unfair it was. Bill Clinton was wagging his finger again about it in defense of the MoveOn.org General Betray Us ad so I decided to see if it's on line. YouTube had it and it's really not that bad. It doesn't question his patriotism at all nor does it compare Cleland to Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein. It did question his leadership and gave specific votes to back up his commitment to supporting the governments actions as opposed to what he was saying to voters. The YouTube link...
  • Cleland quits board of Murtha-linked charity

    09/19/2007 9:40:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies · 593+ views
    Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | September 18, 2007 | Randy Griffith
    Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., has withdrawn from the board of directors of a beleaguered Johnstown-based charity founded by a former top aide of Rep. John Murtha. Cleland, a triple amputee and Vietnam veteran, said he has stepped down from the board of the Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities. “I’m not associated with PAID,” Cleland said Tuesday. “I am not interested in pursuing that relationship at all.” Murtha spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said Murtha would not comment on the situation. The news comes barely a month after Cleland and Carmen V. Scialabba, PAID founder and a former Murtha aide,...
  • Fla. man held after event for Edwards

    08/28/2007 5:36:28 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 43 replies · 1,244+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2007 | David Abel
    A 31-year-old Florida man was arrested over the weekend in connection with impersonating an aide to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards at a Martha's Vineyard fund-raiser, police said. Secret Service agents assisted in questioning Michael Duga after he allegedly showed a police officer a badge and card that identified him as chief of staff to former senator Max Cleland, a Georgia Democrat, according to a report by the Chilmark Police Department. The identification card Duga presented had his photograph and name engraved on it, police said. Someone named Michael Duga did at one time serve as an aide for Cleland,...
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,792+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • Cleland won't challenge Chambliss for Senate in '08 (Fumbling idiot won't run)

    11/30/2006 2:39:08 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 797+ views
    Ledger.Enquirer.com ^ | 11/30/06 | BEN EVANS
    WASHINGTON - Former Georgia senator Max Cleland confirmed Thursday he will not seek a 2008 rematch against Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who won Cleland's seat in a bitter 2002 campaign. Cleland, a Democrat who lost three limbs in Vietnam and uses a wheelchair, had campaigned aggressively for other Democratic candidates this year, leading some to speculate that he might be preparing for a run of his own. Still angry over 2002 political ads criticizing Cleland's commitment to national security, many Democrats had hoped he would try to avenge the loss. But through a spokesman, Cleland told The Associated Press Thursday...
  • Vets on the campaign trail (liberal media fawns over vets when they are Dems)

    10/23/2006 7:57:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 567+ views
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Monday, October 23, 2006 | By GINA MUSCATO
    When Eric Massa and a large contingent of veterans announced their campaigns for Congress earlier this year, award-winning filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud took notice. Arkansas natives, the Renaud brothers were intrigued that the veterans - most with no prior political experience or aspirations - wanted to serve their country again. Not by going to war this time, but by going to Washington. "It was an interesting idea to us. There were so many veterans coming together, led by Massa, and they were basically coming together in opposition of the way the war [in Iraq] was being run," said Brent...
  • Murtha's playing Hotel Rally Wars in Johnstown, PA

    08/29/2006 6:56:43 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 27 replies · 815+ views
    BootMurtha.com ^ | 8/29/2006 | IPWGOP
    Murtha Hotel Wars in Johnstown, PA! Message from Vets for the Truth Boot Murtha: Congressman John Murtha is gearing up on all fronts. Not only has he got Max Cleland coming back to Johnstown to stage an Anti-War Rally the day before our Boot Murtha Rally (announced by Cleland on the HBO "Bill Maher Show" last Friday night)... But he's also laying siege to the hotel and motel rooms in Johnstown. Vets for the Truth's Boot Murtha Rally is set for Sunday, Oct. 1st at 2 p.m. Max Cleland's Anti-War Rally on behalf of Congressman Murtha has been set...
  • Cleland Treated for Trauma Disorder

    08/29/2006 4:04:25 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 107 replies · 1,943+ views
    Breitbart & AP ^ | August 28, 2006 | BEN EVANS
    Former Sen. Max Cleland, who has battled bouts of depression since losing an arm and both legs in Vietnam, is being treated for post- traumatic stress disorder. Cleland, who represented Georgia in the Senate from 1997 to 2003, said he believes the condition _ cases of which are increasing rapidly among Vietnam war veterans _ was in part triggered by the ongoing violence in Iraq. "I realize my symptoms are avoidance, not wanting to connect with anything dealing with the (Iraq) war, tremendous sadness over the casualties that are taken, a real identification with that. ... I've tried to disconnect...
  • Cleland Seeks Treatment For Depression

    08/28/2006 9:56:25 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 155 replies · 3,223+ views
    WSBTV ^ | August 28, 2006
    WASHINGTON -- As head of the Veteran's Administration under President Jimmy Carter, Vietnam veteran Max Cleland was involved in setting up VA Vet centers to help soldiers returning from war get counseling and readjust to life back home. Now Cleland has revealted that he's suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and getting help from those same counseling programs he helped create. Cleland, who lost three limbs in the war, said he didn't get much help for his own psychological wounds when he returned from battle. The former U.S. Senator from Georgia described his symptoms to Channel 2 Action News reporter...
  • Max Cleland plans pro-Murtha rally -- the day before VFTT's Boot Murtha Rally in Johnstown, PA

    08/26/2006 11:36:20 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 248 replies · 4,655+ views
    BootMurtha.com ^ | 8/26/2006 | IPWGOP
    WELCOME BACK, MAX!Max Cleland is coming back to Johnstown!! Former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia is throwing a rally in Johnstown, PA for Rep. John Murtha -- the day before Vets for the Truth's Boot Murtha Rally.The news is highlighted in the following release from Murtha's re-election committee: [EXCERPT:]JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Aug. 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Murtha for Congress Committee said that former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) announced last night he's leading a large-scale effort among his veteran brothers to support U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), who is coming under attack from "radical right-wing forces in the...
  • Another Casualty of War? (Barf alert)

    08/21/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Coop · 57 replies · 830+ views
    DFW Star-Telegram ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House
    [Poetry and flowery garbage edited out]...My point in reminding us of these lingering wounds of war that refuse to be healed is to ask that we take reasoned care to protect ourselves from the ultimate affliction of war -- that we should let it make us so insensitive to verbal venom that Americans begin, self-destructively, to hate and mistrust one another. That happened to us, tragically, in the bitterly prolonged Vietnam conflict. Americans mistrusted, protested, hated and insulted other Americans for simply disagreeing with them. [Coop note: Who did that, Jimmy?] Today, our self-appointed jihadist enemies could do the United...
  • Cleland to Murtha detractors: "We'll wring your necks like Chickens!"

    08/04/2006 8:19:15 AM PDT · by Psycmeistr · 54 replies · 960+ views
    Murtha Must Go!! ^ | 8/4/2006 | The Ohligarch
    Cleland, who flew in from his Georgia home yesterday for the event, offered a scathing rebuke of those who have questioned Murtha's patriotism. "We need to end the Swift Boat attacks against men like John Murtha and wring their necks like a chicken," Cleland said. "We're not going to let them swift-boat John Murtha." "Wring their necks like a chicken". That's not just rhetoric. That's a threat of violence. Does this man realize what he is saying? The opponents, though, insist they are not affiliated with the Swift Boat veterans. That's true, but it doesn't matter. I've seen up close...
  • Max Cleland to 'rescue' John Murtha from the big bad Vets For The Truth tomorrow am in PA

    08/02/2006 7:47:40 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 31 replies · 950+ views
    BootMurtha.com ^ | 8/2/2006 | IPWGOP
    Welcome, Max! VFTT/BootMurtha welcomes Max Cleland to Johnstown this Thursday am As previous announced, Vets For The Truth / Boot Murtha will hold a press conference Thursday morning in front of Congressman John Murtha's office in Johnstown, PA. We are pleased to see former Sen. Max Cleland and other cut-n-runners will be joining the event, per the Washington Observer-Reporter [LINK]:But before that press conference, former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, who lost three limbs in Vietnam, will appear with Murtha, and two pro-Murtha veterans groups will take to the sidewalk in the same place to speak in support of Murtha,...
  • Democrats promote patriotism, national security (This should be "April Fools" joke, but isn't)

    04/01/2006 4:24:30 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 1,151+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | April 1, 2006 | DAVE KOLPACK
    Democrats put their distinguished soldiers on stage at their state convention with messages of patriotism and a strong national defense. Four-star Gen. Wesley Clark and decorated Vietnam veteran Max Cleland, a former Georgia senator, told delegates Saturday that the administration has botched the war in Iraq and Democrats would be better at handling national security. "We're strong on defense. That's the message that I want people to hear," Clark said, during one of the few times he raised his voice during the keynote speech. "We've got to talk it up." Clark, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004, said the...
  • Kerry Visits Harvard Amid Some Protests

    03/13/2006 8:34:05 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 745+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | March 13, 2006 | CLAIRE M. GUEHENNO
    Anti-war protesters amassed at the Kennedy School of Government on Friday, when 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass) spoke with former Senator Max Cleland and a group of veterans to a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. While Kerry came to Harvard for the premiere of “Hidden Wounds,” a documentary on veterans of the war in Iraq suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the event took a political turn as several dozen protesters gathered together at 79 JFK Street. “Bush Lied. Kerry Complied. Bring the troops home now,” they chanted outside the Kennedy School. The protest was...
  • Cleland speaks on war at School of Law

    04/13/2005 7:50:13 AM PDT · by CFW · 51 replies · 773+ views
    The RedandBlack ^ | 4/13/05 | BRIAN McDEARMON
    Cleland speaks on war at School of Law By BRIAN McDEARMON Published , April 13, 2005, 06:00:01 AM EDT Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland spoke Tuesday afternoon against what he said was a concerted effort by Washington conservatives to subvert the country's judiciary system. The former senator spoke at the School of Law on the invitation of the University's chapter of the American Constitution Society. Confined to a wheelchair by a Vietnam War grenade attack that tore off his legs and right arm, the former Democratic senator entrusted the independence of America's courts to the 50 or so members in...
  • More Kerry email [Desperate is as desperate does--Max Cleland makes appearance]

    09/23/2004 11:54:59 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 20 replies · 925+ views
    John Kerry ^ | 9/23/04 | Tom Shea
    Dear XXX, Please join us in welcoming Sen. Max Cleland to Orlando on Friday, September 24. Mr. Cleland, a decorated Vietnam veteran and co-chair of the Kerry-Edwards campaign, will host a town hall meeting with veterans and other Floridians to discuss our national security and the Kerry-Edwards vision for a stronger America. Don't come alone -- forward this e-mail to your friends and family, and bring them along! Please RSVP by clicking here. WHEN: Friday, September 24 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: University of Central Florida Student Union Hall, 3rd floor Cape Florida Ballroom Orlando, FL 32816 DETAILS: Please...
  • DEMOCRATS ADOPT THE "O.J." DEFENSE

    09/21/2004 2:53:32 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 2,187+ views
    Now that a connection has been established between Bill Burkett, the CBS source in the forged documents story, and Kerry advisors Joe Lockhart and Max Cleland, the Democrat National Committee has gone into a furious, and some would say desperate, "spin" mode.DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe has even issued a statement all but accusing the Republicans of forging the anti-Bush memos themselves:“In today’s New York Post, Roger Stone, who became associated with political ‘dirty tricks’ while working for Nixon, refused to deny that he was the source the CBS documents. Will ...the White House admit today what they know about Mr....