To The Barricades!!! …er…Telephones!!!

Simulposted at Daily Kos

We have not yet begun to pester!

John Paul Jones

Damn the Republicans, Full Speed Ahead!

Admiral Farragut


Did we quit when The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor???

Senator Bluto Blutarsky

Did you think this was going to be easy?

Did you think The Ruling Class and their lobbyists and their bought politicians were going to just roll over and give you what is rightfully yours, a decent affordable Health Care system and equal economic rights?

Haha! No my friends……THIS IS WAR!

Class War to be exact, as we can see from the most sensible proposal to pay for Health care…..Taxing the Millionaires who have gotten a free ride under the Bush Tax Cuts being shot down as soon as it was floated. ‘They’ have pulled out all the stops of the Mighty Wurlitzer of the Right Wing Noise and Influence Machine and it is playing full blast….and drowning out the voices of The People in the hallowed halls of what is supposed to be OUR government.

To The Barricades!

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Yes, oh fellow fighters for economic justice, we are being outspent, out accessed, out influenced and out yelled by The Powers That Be in Washington DC. But this is WAR! And we cannot afford (Literally!!!) to give up.

Full Speed Ahead!

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Via JekyllnHyde


The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

Thomas Paine  

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Thomas Paine

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. making a bunch of phone calls!!!

Thomas Paine, sort of

EVERY Congressional aide has said time and time again that by far the best way to influence Congress is to phone, phone, phone Congress. (e-mail and fax too!)

This IS The War, right here and right now, Health Care is the Battlefield. If we win this, it is The Republican Waterloo, it is the Blue Dog Waterloo, it is Victory for the People and defeat for the Insurance Company and Health Care hegemony arms of the Ruling Class….plus….

YOU get better Health Care!

If YOU want Health Care, YOU must do this.

If YOU want Equal Rights we have to win this battle first.

If you want accountability for torture we have to win this battle first.

If you want financial reform we HAVE to make this the Waterloo of the Ruling Class….or it WILL be Obama’s Waterloo….

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and ours.

But if we DO buckle down, work hard and win this battle we WILL break them. Each victory diminishes their power and exposes them for what they really are.

It is ONLY by starting….starting HERE….to break down the hold that the Ruling Class has on Congress and asserting the power of We The People that we will get meaningful Change.

As Churchill (sort of) said…


We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills, we shall fight on our cell phones; we shall never surrender!

So…..

To The Barricades….and Telephones!

Call YOUR Representative, (no matter how bad they are!) and tell them you demand a Public Option. Call YOUR Senators, (no matter how bad they are!) and tell them you demand a Public Option…..

And then go to the dairies of the Heroes of Health Care, NYCeve and slinkerwink and follow their action plans!

We CAN win this!!!

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Transitioning from insured to uninsured a citizen asks, “is help on the way?” – URGENT ACTION ITEMS by nyceve

Tell Democrats Not To Let Blue Dogs Kill Health Reform! by slinkerwink

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    • Edger on July 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Is it time to build a wall around Washington?

    • TomP on July 27, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    As I said in Eve’s diary:

    Say what you will about his personal life and marriage, or even him, John Edwards was right about this.  

    They’ll give their power up when we take their power away from them.”

    Abcnews, December 27, 2007

  2. I begin my calls to my Congress people by saying that I/We want Single Payer.  Since, however, it is obvious that Congress is not willing to give us what we want, then we demand the next best thing, a Public Option, a strong Public Option which has not been gutted by the insurance and pharmaceutical corporations.  

    This Public Option would be free from weakening factors like “triggers” and “quotas.”

    I tell them that we will continue to work for Single Payer, and they (Congress) will eventually have to give it to us.  In the meantime, we want a Public Option with teeth.  

  3. Nancy Pelosi has said “if’s off the table” or tantamount thereto.  The Public Option healthcare plan, while it may be a start, is, IMV, full of “holes.”  The wealth will gladly take the Public Option and afford themselves the very best insurance that money can buy, while the Americans will undoubtedly wind up with something lesser than an HMO plan.  

    We should demand that ANY healthcare plan to be adopted should be and become the healthcare plan for all government employees, as well.  

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