Contribute Now to Help Me Elect Harry Taylor

by Miguel Garcia

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Hello. Thanks for visiting this page. I'm a John Edwards Democrat and I'm proud to say that EENR Progressives are now supporting Harry Taylor for Congress.

I never knew who Harry Taylor was until Thursday, April 6th, 2006. That's when the entire country learned about Harry. Here's what happened that day.

George Bush visited our town of Charlotte, North Carolina that day in April for a "town hall meeting". Bush had been having these meetings all around the country to cheer on his war in Iraq. After each meeting Bush would take "softball" questions from local townspeople, and Charlotte's townhall was no different.

Here's an excerpt from a story reported in the Washington Post on April 7, 2006.

"The audience cheered boisterously as he {Bush} slipped off his coat to take questions. The forum was sponsored by the nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Charlotte at Central Piedmont Community College, and the two institutions invited nearly 1,000 people."

"Most of those who stood had only polite inquiries or statements of support. One man told Bush he prayed for him. A woman asked to have her picture taken with him and predicted "you will be vindicated." Asked by another man what he would do differently, Bush mentioned the detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib. "I wish that could be done over," he said. "It was a disgraceful experience."

Then came Taylor, 61, a commercial real estate broker, who got Bush's attention from the balcony.

"You never stop talking about freedom, and I appreciate that," Taylor told him. "But while I listen to you talk about freedom, I see you assert your right to tap my telephone, to arrest me and hold me without charges, to try to preclude me from breathing clean air and drinking clean water and eating safe food."

Bush interrupted with a smile. "I'm not your favorite guy," he joked, provoking laughter.

"What I want to say to you," Taylor continued, "is that I, in my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of, nor more frightened by, my leadership in Washington."

Many in the audience booed.

"Let him speak," Bush said.

"I feel like, despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration," Taylor added.

Harry Taylor spoke truth to power that day, and he did so in a crowd of unfriendly Bush supporters.

This is why EENR Progressives are supporting Harry Taylor for Congress.



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