Greg Walden & Big Oil (video)

The Democratic Party of Oregon has released a new video - taking Congressman Greg Walden to task for voting with the oil industry and against the critical county payments program.

Learn more at the DPO's website about Greg Walden.

Discuss.

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    Perfect timing. Just finished a phone poll asking questions about Greg Walden's voting record for Oregon. I hope all you in the 2nd CD get polled just so you can say "very much opposed" over and over again when asked to rate Walden's votes on health care, global warming, taxation and more.

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    How do you get a state trooper to pose in an add like this?

  • rninor (unverified)
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    "How do you get a state trooper to pose in an add like this?" Cut his position

    Why do people in rural Oregon vote time and again against their own interests?

  • BOHICA (unverified)
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    The message is dulled by a dull video. And if it says Sheriffs are being cut, why is it a picture of a State Trooper?

    Full disclosure, I used to teach video production a long time ago.

  • admiral_naismith (unverified)
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    Not to be a broken record, but...

    http://www.noahlemas.com

    It might help, in the Walden posts, to provide links to the Democratic challenger, Noah Lemas from Bend. It's a David v. Goliath thing, admittedly, but every bit of attention helps.

  • Steve (unverified)
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    How do we know Walden's "priorities" are truly as this video suggests? Or does it matter what they really are?

  • verasoie (unverified)
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    Too bad we couldn't get better than token opposition to Walden in this "wave" election year, when he's most vulnerable, and at the very least make him sweat and deplete his warchest for the 2010 Gubernatorial race.

    Chuck Butcher, where are you? (sigh)

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    Naismith...

    Unfortunately, it seems quite clear that Mr. Lemas is uninterested in running a serious race. He has no photo on his campaign website, and no way to donate online. Online donations, of course, can be turned on in just 24 hours, at no cost to his campaign and with no technical requirements whatsoever.

    All he has to do is contact ActBlue, send them his FEC ID#, and the mailing address to send the checks to.

    But if he can't even be bothered to do the basics, well, we'll just work on making sure Walden doesn't/can't run for Governor in 2010.

  • dartagnan (unverified)
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    "How do you get a state trooper to pose in an add like this?"

    It looks like a stock shot.

  • Fireslayer (unverified)
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    Walden is vulnerable and rural Oregon should be moved by this video. Tech cirticism is spot on above-but Dems should spend money to get this up to Broadcast specs and run it til the rustics memorize it so they can sing it to the tune of Jimmy Crack Corn.

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    The ad fails to make the connection between the "big oil" issue and the timber payments issue. I presume it's because Waldon voted to keep tax break subsidies for the oil cartel while claiming that timber payments are unaffordable. If so, why not just say so? I wouldn't want to put that ad on TV until it's made much more clear.

    On the other hand, as I understand the McCain/Feingold "amend the first amendment" campaign finance dictatorship act, the DPO can't publish ads that directly advocate election of a federal candidate. That would explain the ad's failure to give a reference to Mr. Lemas or his website.

    With regard to a candidate's website that does not have a fundraising avenue, that's just plain sloppy. It may indeed show that he's not all that serious. Who knows?

  • DanB (unverified)
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    If you read Mr. Lemas's site you will see he discourages contributions. I contacted him early on about how to sign up at act blue. Also note that on Oregon live it says candidate did not submit information. He did say he was very willing to come out to our county and talk with the local folks.

    I fear that Walden is going to get a free ride for another two years. I have lots of ideas and info that I have been collecting on Walden. Ron Paul signs abound in my county and a full page ad showing how different walden and Paul vote could not hurt.

  • Unipitoflotte (unverified)
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    Today I was reading Apple's Itunes.com Website Press Releases and they claim to have sold 5 billion songs online.

    Okay, lets say I believe that is true (which I find very hard to do...) I seriously don't understand it. I mean is the Ipod that damn popular?

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    I simply have no idea in the world why somebody would pay $1.99 for a song they can get just as easily for free?

    Am I missing something? Perhaps somebody here can explain this...? :)

    Mods - I apologize if I didn't post this in the correct thread.
    Users - Please answer the poll. I really want to know if the latest trend is getting music for free or buying it.

  • Unipitoflotte (unverified)
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    Itunes.com sold over 5 Billion Songs?

    Today I was reading Apple's Itunes.com Website Press Releases and they claim to have sold 5 billion songs online.

    Okay, lets say I believe that is true (which I find very hard to do...) I seriously don't understand it. I mean is the Ipod that damn popular?

    People can just as easily go to Mooza.com - Free MP3 Search Engine and download all your favorite mp3 music for free. So what is the incentive to pay for music?

    I simply have no idea in the world why somebody would pay $1.99 for a song they can get just as easily for free?

    Am I missing something? Perhaps somebody here can explain this...? :)

    Mods - I apologize if I didn't post this in the correct thread.
    Users - Please answer the poll. I really want to know if the latest trend is getting music for free or buying it.

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