We have heard much rhetoric, for not supporting the war, from some republicans lately. Well, two important pieces of legislation were recently brought to the senate floor. One was the Webb Amendment and the other was the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act. Passage requires a 60/40 majority to escape filibuster (the same thing they have done to kill other legislation). Well, guess what? Only a couple republicans actually had the grapes to vote their conscience. Both appear they will fail 56-44. Those who have been accusing the democrats of not effecting change need look no further than these examples as to why change is not happening. The republicans are holding on to every last pillar of power they own. There are some I believe would love to vote their conscience. However, their corporate masters are squeezing them into compliance. Now is the time to make them pay the bill. Those of you who want change, and have republican senators and congressmen, it is time to stand forth and make a difference. I am attaching a link to Crooks and Liars. They have both stories and who is voting with the WH. I only have one republican congressman in WA. Fortunately, he is in my district. Last week, when he pledged his fealty to Bush, my wife and I immediately contacted our local caucus to sign up. I will work very hard to ensure he is not in office next term. If you do not like what is going on, then please get involved. It does make a big difference.