3 thoughts on “Ro Khanna for congress?”

  1. We….His fellow constituents think he’s not a real politican just some kid pretending to be one. You can tell by his negative campaigns on Lantos.

    I am 58 and hate Lantos – but sorry Ro’s not the right person for my district. He may be a Desi, but that’s not acqualification we care about. How many desis vote in this district? In all these years I’ve been voting – never seen a young person vote. Can’t recall any desi.

    We care more about what the person’s views on various issues that concern us are than the color of his skin, his nationality or race/religion…..

    My money’s on Maad. He’s been the most mature and sensible character who doesn’t divide people into “desis, Latinos, Arabs, etc, etc) – he cares about all the people not just desis – he ran in the last election against Lantos and was brought back by popular demand to run again by the constituents.

    Indian American? What’s that?

  2. Check this out, all his policies and then decide who is right.

    “Under President Bush and Representative Tom Lantos, our country is headed in the wrong direction. The war in Iraq, which Lantos strongly supported, was a mistake. We need Democrats who will stand up to Bush’s foreign policy and focus on our needs at home.”

    Thursday, February 26, 2004
    “Under President Bush and Representative Tom Lantos, our country is headed in the wrong direction. The war in Iraq, which Lantos strongly supported, was a mistake. We need Democrats who will stand up to Bush’s foreign policy and focus on our needs at home.”

    “We need to work with other nations to make our world safer. We need to respect the dignity of every human being regardless of nationality, race or creed.” — Ro Khanna

    “The cost of child care is driving our young families away from the Bay Area. We need to provide assistance for parents who are struggling to make ends meet.” — Ro Khanna

    “Politicians often talk a good game about education. But they balk when it comes to making a real investment. It is appalling that we spend only 6% of our federal budget on education.”

    — Ro Khanna

    “We should be ashamed that our country is so rich yet that so many cannot afford basic healthcare. I support a universal healthcare policy that assures high quality medical services to the millions of people who cannot afford it.”

    — Ro Khanna

    “Most families cannot afford to buy a home in San Francisco or San Mateo County because of the exorbitant costs. This is unacceptable. I have a plan for helping working families fulfill the American dream of home ownership.”

    — Ro Khanna

    “We need economic policies that encourage businesses to create jobs locally, not send them overseas.”

    – Ro Khanna

    Ro Khanna believes climate change and oil dependence are two critical, long-term problems threatening the living standards of current and future Americans. Khanna believes the time has come to put a bold proposal in front of our country:

    Over the next thirty years, we will (1) cut per-person carbon dioxide output in half and (2) cut oil consumption enough to satisfy our oil needs from sources within our own country.

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  3. Esteemed Chandresh,
    Let me begin with “I”, for whether it is done by mail or at a polling station, it is not “we” who vote, but one who votes: one voice, one vote.
    It was my good fortune to have landed a temporary job assignment working on the “Ro Khanna for Congress” campaign.
    To be honest, at the beginning, I didn’t know Ro Khanna from the last remaining survivor of Mars.
    But, that changed quickly. Ro came in everyday and greeted each and every person cordially and sincerely and did so with a maturity beyond years.
    The folks who worked on the campaign were of varied ethnic backgrounds. I will leave it to each individual to define and express his or her ethnicity as I would leave it to my own son or daughter to decide. There are amongst us, as Americans, individuals who celebrate ethnic heritage. My only warning would be – let us not try to foist our perspective onto anyone nor try to pass it off as celebration, nor election, nor patriotism.
    The people who worked on Ro’s campaign also were of a variety of ages. In my observation, many young and young-to-middle aged people participated vigorously and responsibly, and showed every intention of voting as well. How many “desi”s were there. You’d have to ask each one. I don’t classify people as this or that. It is an individual’s perogative and it is an intrinsic aspect of American freedom to do that – or not.
    As someone who is slightly younger than you (47) and mostly older than those who participated in the campaign where I did, I’m inspired and hopeful for the future.
    I am in accordance with you that “we [should] care more about the person’s ideas…”
    However, we must never restrain change for the better – that which is certainly inevitable.
    It is my observation that American youth is not color blind.
    Nor should they be. While the heat under the traditional melting pot has cooled significantly, acceptance of diversity is replacing it. And yet, there is a sense of American university like never before as I witnessed as cooperation amongst those who participated in Ro’s campaign.
    If there is a willing association possible between us, then let us voice our opinions and have our say – as Americans before us have always stood for – but let us grow old wisely and gracefully too, without foisting in the least manner our perspective onto anyone.
    I am Respectfully yours,
    John Finster

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