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Rebel Yell
01-20-2010, 12:27 PM
mike,
Tonight, Democrats lost Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in a bitter special election.
This is already a sad day for those of us who loved Ted Kennedy. But to make it even worse, conservative Democrats are claiming that the loss happened because Congress was "too far to the left." Really?
Democratic politicians are on the verge of learning exactly the wrong lesson from tonight's election. Can you sign this emergency petition telling them to be stronger -- not weaker -- in 2010?

PETITION: "The loss of Ted Kennedy's seat -- due to a lack of enthusiasm among Democrats and Independents -- sends a clear message to Congress. The Senate health care bill is not the change we were promised in 2008, and it must be improved. The Senate must use 'reconciliation' to pass a better bill with a strong public option." Sign here.

Reconciliation is a procedure that only requires 51 votes to pass a bill instead of 60 -- and with the loss of Kennedy's seat, it's the only option Senate Democrats have to improve their bill.
The only other options are to give up or for the House to pass the previously-passed Senate bill -- which was largely written by insurance companies and would cause Democrats even more losses in 2010.
Poll after poll shows that Americans think President Obama and congressional Democrats aren't fighting hard enough for change.
CNN reported tonight on Massachusetts voters: "the message is that they’re frustrated with the slow pace of change."
But conservative Democrats are out of touch. Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) said, "Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Dem party attempting to impose their will on the rest of the country -- that’s not going to work too well.”
But a huge majority in Bayh's home state, and across the nation, support the public option!
Can you sign our emergency petition telling Democrats to be stronger -- not weaker -- in 2010? Click here.
We're joining with Democracy for America and CREDO Action to send this petition to two million progressives, and we'll soon deliver it to congressional Democrats.
The more people that sign, the bigger our impact will be -- so please tell your friends.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Stephanie Taylor, Michael Snook, Max Berger, Andrew Perez, Natasha Patel, and the PCCC team


Do they really think they lost Mass. because the libs aren't doing enough? It never occurs to them that it's because they're already doing too much.

Anyway, I think this would be a good petition to sign.

http://act.boldprogressives.org/cms/sign/reconciliation/?akid=242.235588.teCxAu&rd=1&source=e1&t=2

FlaGator
01-20-2010, 12:41 PM
Do they really think they lost Mass. because the libs aren't doing enough? It never occurs to them that it's because they're already doing too much.

Anyway, I think this would be a good petition to sign.

http://act.boldprogressives.org/cms/sign/reconciliation/?akid=242.235588.teCxAu&rd=1&source=e1&t=2

It's the inability to admit to themselves that their views and policies are out of touch with the center and their solution is to move farther to the left like thats really going to when people over.

Apache
01-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Do they really think they lost Mass. because the libs aren't doing enough? It never occurs to them that it's because they're already doing too much.

Anyway, I think this would be a good petition to sign.

http://act.boldprogressives.org/cms/sign/reconciliation/?akid=242.235588.teCxAu&rd=1&source=e1&t=2


This is already a sad time for those of us who loved Ted Kennedy. But to make it even worse, conservative Democrats are claiming that the loss happened because Congress was "too far to the left." But poll after poll shows voters want Democrats to fight harder for change.What polls are they looking at?


Sorry Rebel Yell, I won't sign the thing, I don't want to, in any way, assist these Marxists bastids in their effort to take my freedoms...;)

FlaGator
01-20-2010, 01:19 PM
What polls are they looking at?


Sorry Rebel Yell, I won't sign the thing, I don't want to, in any way, assist these Marxists bastids in their effort to take my freedoms...;)

The polls on DailyKOS and DU...

BadCat
01-20-2010, 01:23 PM
I see that Ima Communist just signed it.

NJCardFan
01-20-2010, 02:20 PM
What polls are they looking at?


Sorry Rebel Yell, I won't sign the thing, I don't want to, in any way, assist these Marxists bastids in their effort to take my freedoms...;)
I'm going to sign it. Because the more Democrats go left, the easier it's going to be for Republicans.