I'm tired of beating up Dem 10th District challenger Dan Seals over things like Professor-gate, Seals' otherwise thin resume, his sketchy job history, his lack of visible means of support, his lack of accomplishments in the community, his lack of residency in the 10th District after what seems like years of running for this office [editor's note: actually, it HAS been years]... the list goes on and on.
So, I thought this morning we'd do a little wrap-up of what our own Congressman Mark Kirk has been up to lately.
In Washington, as always, Kirk is promoting important measures such as a moratorium on earmarks. He is also on the right side of the FISA bill, which is aimed at keeping our ability to monitor terrorist communications that pass through the United States due to quirks in how the Internet functions. (TA's Note: For some insane reason, Dems like Nancy Pelosi and (I believe) Dan Seals apparently think that foreign nationals that make phone calls from Country A to Country B, which pass through the U.S., deserve the protection of OUR Constitution to protect them against warrantless monitoring. Somehow, if the Founding Fathers could be asked if they intended the U.S. Constitution to protect people in foreign countries, and make it more difficult for our country to protect itself by hamstringing our intelligence-gathering activities, I doubt they take the Democratic view).
Closer to home, Kirk is active in the community, taking a lead in the fight against gang activity (Did you know Senator Dick Durbin, until recently, had no idea there was a gang problem in Lake County???), helping law enforcement officials to round up the 10 most wanted gang members in Lake County (THREE captured so far, in just a few weeks!!!). Kirk is also engaging our young people and helping them become engaged in civics, with his continuing 10th District Model Congress. Kirk continues to blast Illinois lawmakers for jeopardizing $4 billion (that's "billion" with a "B") in federal matching funds for transportation because of Illinois' inability to come up with enough money to qualify for the full amount.
I could go on, but y'all get the point. Mr. Seals, what have you done to benefit the people in the 10th District in the last three years, besides have the courtesy to run for Congress? What can you provide besides empty promises of 'change'? Based on the accomplishments of Mark Kirk, as noted above (and this is nowhere near a complete list), why would the voters of the 10th District be insane enough NOT to send Mark Kirk back to Washington?
Hello, Dan, are you listening? Hello, hello?