Saturday, February 7, 2009

Keep Them in the Dark and Feed Them...

Democrat: Obama Team 'Encouraged' Defiance of Pelosi on Stimulus

There are some interesting cracks emerging here. The Democratic juggernaut is not intact and whole, and it sounds like Reid and Pelosi are being, well, Reid and Pelosi.

Nobody likes a dictator, and nobody likes being told what to do - especially when I'm sure the reason they got elected to Congress in the first place was to wield power (or make a change).

Sure, you can rise in the ranks by shuffling around behind your betters, Pelosi and Reid in this case, but did your constituents elect you to be a toady or to stand up for what THEIR best interests are?

"They don’t mind the partisan fighting cause that's what they are used to. In fact, they're really good at it — and they’re a little bit worried about what a post-partisan future might look like," Cooper said during the radio interview. "If members actually had to read the bills and figure out whether they are any good or not. We’re just told how to vote. We’re treated like mushrooms most of the time."

- Jim Cooper (D-TN)

It is important to remember that if you're in a state where you have a Democrat representing you (or even a Republican, get involved dammit) that you can still harass them by sending logical, friendly, well thought out requests that they vote the way you want them to vote. Even if they don't, a rising chorus of dissent in their boxes is a sure way to get their attention.

In 10 minutes you can go to or, select your state, and send an email to your rep through the contact form. If you're feeling particularly energetic, give them a call too.

Exploit those cracks. Tell your representatives what YOU want them to do. Democrat or Republican, VOTE FOR THEIR OPPOSITION in the next election if they do not follow your values. Yes, it sucks to vote for the other party, but if we keep electing these jackasses, how can we expect anything to change??

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