WHAT DEMOCRATS WILL DO
I thought this snippet from a blog called ‘DCCC-consultants-are-overpaid-monkeys.com’ (no less) made sense:
Few people know about the Democrats’ “First 100 Hour Plan.” Here’s some details:
- Put new rules in place to “break the link between lobbyists and legislation.”
- Enact all the recommendations made by the commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
- Raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, maybe in one step.
- Cut the interest rate on student loans in half.
- Allow the government to negotiate directly with the pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for Medicare patients.
- All the days after that: “Pay as you go,” meaning no increasing the deficit
The problem is, this information can only be found in news articles and on a few blogs. No where is this on any websites for the DCCC, the DNC, or any of the national congressional leaders’ websites.
They should be yelling and screaming this at the tops of their lungs.
Yesterday I had a few of our “gloomy Democrats” come through the headquarters. These are people who don’t think Democrats will win, but they come to get their yard signs because they are loyal Democrats. I asked each of them if they had heard of the “First 100 Hours Plan,” and they all said “no.”
When I told them of it, their eyes all of a sudden got bright, and they all said “Wow. Now that’s good stuff.” And then of course they asked why haven’t we heard of it.
☞ Pass it on.
WHAT REPUBLICANS MAY NOT HAVE DONE
Support our troops. Surprisingly that’s what they may not have done. Here’s the story. (“As you’ll note, based on the over 300 votes the IAVA used in its calculation, all Senate Democrats have been more supportive of the troops – when it comes to their actual votes, over the past five years – than any of the Senate Republicans.”)
WHAT DEMOCRATS WILL STOOP TO
Sue H: “Here’s an idea. Between now and the election, put your cell phone up to your ear when you’re in Wal-Mart, at the doctor’s office, at a ball game, anywhere where people can eavesdrop on your phone conversation. Start talking about how great your candidate is. For example: ‘Jon Tester? He’s terrific! Finally, a really great Senator to vote for.’ Move around to as many eavesdroppers as possible. Do this every day between now and the election.”
☞ See how crazy the Republicans have made us? To toy with such devious schemes? Pretty soon we’ll be bugging the other party’s headquarters or jamming their phone New Hampshire lines on election day or purging tens of thousands of eligible Florida voters from the voter roles.
WHAT REPUBLICANS MAY NOT HAVE STOOPED TO
Jeff Bauer: “You quote William Fisher: ‘This has to be the non-surprise of the week: Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, the Navy lawyer who led the recent successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration’s military tribunals for Guantanamo detainees, has been passed over for promotion to full commander and will have to leave the military.’ I don’t think this is fair to the Navy or the military in general. Even Lt. Cmdr. Swift doesn’t think that it’s any form of retribution for his work on the Hamdan case. From his interview on NPR: ‘In taking the Hamdan case, I took myself out of the normal progression path.’ This isn’t to say that it may be a short-sighted policy, but there is a plethora of other shenanigans to worry about from this administration without getting sidetracked by irrelevant issues. Full disclosure: I was a military brat. My father retired from the Navy after 20 years of service.”
I was only the 578th person to view this three-minute call to action. Spread it around. If only to see just how brazen in his untruthfulness Tom DeLay could be.
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