This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 57 – 41 to not even debate reforming our nation’s broken financial system. And you can bet how Chuck Grassley voted after getting millions in political contributions from Wall Street.

He wouldn’t even consider it. Who is he protecting? Who is he listening to?


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Naturally, the big Wall Street firms and their lobbyists wanted to kill this bill, and that is just exactly what Chuck Grassley did. He voted along with every single other Republican to make sure the Senate didn’t even get a chance to talk about the bill -- much less vote for or against it.

I can’t say that I’m surprised that he’s decided to vote the way his big corporate donors wanted.  I have refused to take a single dime from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists. I’ve been fighting for regular families against powerful corporate interests my whole career.

Over the last few months, I’ve heard loud and clear in all 99 counties how Iowa families are demanding that we finally do something about our broken financial system.

And Chuck Grassley just made clear whose side he’s on.

I’m calling on my friends to send their own message to Chuck Grassley here -- and tell him to vote to protect Iowans, not his Wall Street donors, if and when this bill comes back to the floor.

Join me here.

I’ll be able to stick around for a while this morning if you’d like to talk more about this – or anything else.

Thanks again!


Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to roxanne conlin on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 07:08 AM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.