Skip to main content

    First of all, I'd like to say thank you to all of those who have written a Health Care Horror Story diary, and I'd like to encourage others to do the same and write their personal horror stories for others to see. The more of these articles we can post on teh toobz, the more we can reveal the true national horror that our for-profit Murder By Spreadsheet industry inflicts onn our nation.

   Now, on to the real story.

    FACT:      Without Blue Dog/ConservaDem opposition, HCR would have been passed with a public option already

   Despite the public debate, the fact is that the Republicans are not killing health care reform despite the screamers/teabaggers/ets. No, the Blue Dogs/ConservaDems are killing this reform.

   So, I hereby pledge to make it my personal business to DESTROY the fake Democrats in the House and Senate, and I hope you will make the same pledge with me.

   

Point of Order     By Destroy, I mean we should NOT LIFT A FINGER for Blue Dogs/ConservaDems at all. Let their Special Interests do all the heavy lifting while we work on MORE and BETTER elsewhere.

    Primary out the bums, and kick out the GOoPers wherever we can.

    Period.

    If they won't fight FOR us, they are on their own.

    Make them earn our support. If they can't do that, they don't deserve it.

   The continued call for Bipartisanship is tremendously frustrating to us here on the left, but I see the purpose to it. This is setting up the frame that the GOP stands for Nothing, and says No to any plan that helps working class Americans. They are digging their own political graves.

   This also gives Obama cover so he doesn't have to explain what we already know, it is the sold out Conservative Dems who are tanking our agenda by carrying GOP water. This is where our job as Progressive Activists kick in.

    Politically, the GOP is screwing themselves, and they don't even know it. They are earning the label of the Party Of NOOO!!!, and they are fighting a losing battle against a still very popular President. If polling trends continue going into 2010, Democrats will be able to label the GOP as a party with no plan and no interest in fixing the mess they themselves have made. They are destroying themselves, and doing Progressives and Liberals a tremendous favor, as it will allow us to focus on BETTER Democrats, as more is looking like a sure thing coming up in 2010.

   But the GOP could not do anything to stop reform or President Obama's agenda without the sold out, bought and totally owned Blue Dog/ConservaDems help. I think they should pay a heavy price for this betrayal with their political offices.

  It is time to PUT OUR FOOT DOWN. We on the progressive/liberal left carry this party with our support. We Yell the Loudest, volunteer the most, make the majority of the small donations and do all the heavy lifting.

   Therefore, I pledge to make my sole purpose coming up in 2010 to DESTROY the Blue Dog/ConservaDems through these simple steps.

  1.     Deny Blue Dogs/ConservaDems and any organizations that support them any and all financial aid. NOT ONE BLUE CENT FOR DEMOCRATIC TRAITORS
  1.     Deny any and all GOTV, Phonebanking or other volunteer aid to Blue Dog/ConservaDems. If they love their special interest sponsors so much let them do the heavy lifting, cause I'm done.
  1.     Redirect those efforts (donations/volunteer work) to defeat Republicans in General elections and primary out Fake Democrats in order to create a True Progressive Electorate in the House and Senate that will support President Obama and his agenda instead of undermining it.
  1.    Support organizations that run ads which criticize/attack Fake Democrats/Blue Dogs/ConservaDemsin order to expose them as the bought off petty politicians they really are.

   

     Now, here is how to hit this baby home and to show the RepubliCrats that we mean business.

If you wish to contact your own Representative , you cansearch for their contact information here or call (202) 225-1904.

Click Click here to go to the Official Senate webpage where you can find contact information for your Senators

   Contact the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and tell them it is GAME OVER. If they keep funding Blue Dog they won't get One Blue Cent from us, or any other support.

Mailing Address:
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Main Phone Number: (202) 863-1500

E-mail them here and tell them it is GAME OVER for Blue Dogs dccc.org

    Contact the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and tell them it is GAME OVER. If they keep funding ConservaDems they won't get One Blue Cent from us, or any other support.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Phone (202) 224-2447
Fax (202) 969-0354

E-mail them here and tell them it is GAME OVER for ConservaDems dscc.org

MAX BAUCUS:

Butte
27 North Wyoming St
Suite A
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 782-8700

Helena
Empire Block
30 West 14th Street
Suite 206
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 449-5480

Washington D.C.
511 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-2651(Office)
(202) 224-9412 (Fax)

KENT CONRAD:
Senator Kent Conrad
530 Hart Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510-3403
Phone: (202) 224-2043
Fax: (202) 224-7776
Online: http://conrad.senate.gov/...
E-mail: https://conrad.senate.gov/...

Bismarck:
U.S. Federal Building, Room 228
220 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 258-4648
Fax: (701) 258-1254

Fargo:
U.S. Federal Building, Room 306
657 2nd Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: (701) 232-8030
Fax: (701) 232-6449

THOMAS CARPER
(He was saying he supported co-ops, not the public option, but I'm not sure if he relented after Schumer called him out for taking big bucks from insurance companies. Still worth calling.)

Contact information:
Phone: 202-224-2441 | Fax: 202-228-2190

MARK WARNER
Prefers co-ops to public option.
Contact information:
Phone: 202-224-2023 | Fax: 202-224-6295

RON WYDEN
Now this is one I can't believe. My aunt went to high school with Ron. He is the nicest guy, but he is being really inflexible about this. He wants his own plan passed. He hasn't really said whether or not he would vote for a public option when his plan fails.
Contact information:
Phone: 202-224-5244 | Fax: 202-228-2717

JON TESTER
Won't state what he believes, but definitely a Blue Dog.
Contact information:
Phone: 202-224-2644 | Fax: 202-224-8594

EVAN BAYH
No stated opinion, proud founder of the Senate Blue Dogs.

Contact information:
Phone: 202-224-5623 | Fax: 202-228-1377

Hat tip to AuroraDawn for the contact info.

   The BlueDog website is DOWN right now, just like their ability to stand up for Progress. Anyone surprised?

   If I have left out any major organizations that are pertinent please let me know in the comments below, and I will update accordingly.

   I voted for a Democratic Majority, particulary one that pushes a Democratic agenda, not a Bifuckingyousanship 50/50 GOP/Democric agenda.

   It is time to let the TrojanHorse Caucus within the Democratic Party know that we mean business.

   It is time to tell the CorproDems that if they can't fight for us, we will fight against them to show them the door.

   In 2010 we have a chance to boot Senators Reid, Lincoln, Wyden and Bayh in primaries. I thik we should do this and focus on primaries to kick out Blue Dogs in the House, while promoting strong Liberal/Progressive candidates.

   This is how we will get a true blue majority to support President Obama's agenda of change and reform, in my opinion

Thank you,

MoT

Crossposted at docudharma.com and progressiveelectorate.com

Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 12:44 PM PDT.

Poll

Our best plan going into 2010 is to

12%250 votes
25%502 votes
48%942 votes
4%94 votes
7%144 votes

| 1932 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

chase, racerx, NegSpin, Renee, Thumb, JekyllnHyde, Alumbrados, Angie in WA State, Doug in SF, jmart, boydog, pundit, Terri, SteveLCo, coral, LeislerNYC, jillian, Paleo, harveythechainsaw, mbc, itsbenj, eugene, Sally in SF, murphy, BrooklynJohnny, grollen, Rayne, SarahLee, deben, NYCee, casamurphy, Thom K in LA, Liberal Thinking, rhfactor, greendem, theknife, Raybin, Pen, saraswati, theboz, mattman, PeterHug, wytcld, sacrelicious, surfbird007, dengre, sara seattle, Debby, Shockwave, Fishgrease, Dave B, LynChi, Wintermute, goatchowder, ChicDemago, CleverNickName, meg, hyperstation, nemoplanetia, primeq, jg82567, eeff, Mnemosyne, TX Unmuzzled, MakeChessNotWar, xynz, squid696, PhillyGal, HootieMcBoob, Sandy on Signal, frisco, blogswarm, Zach in Phoenix, SuperMom, BenGoshi, object16, Walt starr, Pd, expatjourno, linc, msstaley, Heart of the Rockies, memberofthejury, Dumbo, bara, opinionated, joyous, TheMomCat, emmanuel, Justina, bronte17, CoolAqua, Slacker Gal, cyberKosFan, Einsteinia, BlackSheep1, Cassandra77, guyute16, understandinglife, assemblyline, OCD, undercovercalico, DaleA, ask, KMc, Pithy Cherub, buckeyekarl, PBnJ, Jeffersonian, Nihilvor, boilerman10, mkfarkus, pattisigh, buckhorn okie, greengrrl, Transmission, Aquarius40, rabel, LickBush, roses, chechecule, pollbuster, oceanspray, exconservative, superba, DiMe, frightwig, Menocchio, Nate Roberts, librarianman, Terre, Beelzebud, OutOfManyOne, nalakop, wader, DustyMathom, Braindead, Ludi, WeatherDem, hangingchad, Dittoz, danthrax, oldjohnbrown, Dallasdoc, Subversive, American Zapatista, DeadB0y, pat bunny, pointsoflight, Sycamore, gmb, alivingston, crackpot, exiledfromTN, Guinho, jaywillie, PaulVA, Damnit Janet, peternight, JimWilson, Pasadena, astronautagogo, churchylafemme, Bluedoc, Oy the Billybumbler, On The Bus, defluxion10, nika7k, chillindame, puffin6092, kalmoth, RebeccaG, grrr, Timbuk3, lcrp, Democratic Hawk, aoxomoxoa, General Disarray, bwintx, AllisonInSeattle, Blue Orange, Sembtex, jesses, Redbug, poemworld, TexasLefty, lyvwyr101, patginsd, cartwrightdale, The Gryffin, egmacrae, pontechango, My Philosophy, FLDem5, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, Julie Gulden, Big Tex, averageyoungman, Los Diablo, Fabian, chumley, humphrey, mediaprisoner, historys mysteries, Bluesee, Simian, Tarindel, saodl, radarlady, Tinfoil Hat, cetylovx, Kewalo, William Domingo, NoMoreLies, Jeffersonian Democrat, m16eib, lilypew, franziskaner, yuriwho, simca, unclejohn, Heiuan, disrael, mjd in florida, arnott, betterdonkeys, KnotIookin, Flint, willibro, kefauver, citizenx, RequestedUsername, stagemom, Brooke In Seattle, YucatanMan, Laurence Lewis, Gary Norton, Smirking Chupacabra, reflectionsv37, Mz Kleen, howardfromUSA, owlbear1, Pam from Calif, truebeliever, Dem Beans, CarolynC967, jorndorff, jimreyn, thered1, GreyHawk, SJerseyIndy, cassidy3, Rudini, Wufacta, Skid, bjedward, kazoo of the north, SBandini, Bob B, Savvy813, optimusprime, moodyx, CWalter, Aint Supposed to Die a Natural Death, neroden, alisonc, wiscmass, cardinalzen, Silence is Complicity, Lisa Lockwood, stillrockin, Detroit Mark, SocioSam, Arsenic, timba, Alan Arizona, Snud, DivaBabe, xaxnar, Jim P, begone, debedb, mariva, Grassee, makeitstop, ksingh, elliott, hlee1169, gwilson, Shep014, PatriotismOverProfits, New Deal democrat, tarheelblue, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, vigilant meerkat, sherlyle, WhyWhat, Mr Bojangles, Clytemnestra, jkusters, BobbyK, ferallike, BlueInARedState, trentinca, emeraldmaiden, dopper0189, liberalconservative, Prognosticator, buhdydharma, mveit, deha, rhetoricus, earwulf, a gnostic, Wary, VictorLaszlo, arlene, fou, mystery2me, ToEachAccording, srvaughn, greenearth, sullynyc, DarkestHour, TalkieToaster, mikeatuva, bubbanomics, Glorfindel, gatorcog, Libby Shaw, real world chick, mithra, Terminus, Xerxes, NearlyNormal, abenjaminc, Preston S, ER Doc, Dinclusin, RussTC3, middleagedhousewife, James Kroeger, istari5th, llbear, a small quiet voice, blitz boy, wargolem, dirkster42, rage, CA Nana, Roatti, zhimbo, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, Lovo, RantNRaven, kurt, lynneinfla, ForFreedom, kurious, MadScientist, Picot verde, HGM MA, blueintheface, Damn Frank, Eryk, Nulwee, Aaa T Tudeattack, AntKat, BentLiberal, Thinking Fella, seabos84, tegrat, ammasdarling, Evil Betty, AmericanRiverCanyon, clinging to hope, One Pissed Off Liberal, ibonewits, xaxado, asilomar, Balam, hockeyrules, Haningchadus14, Loudoun County Dem, Mr K, Opinionated Ed, ksp, WeBetterWinThisTime, BruceMcF, moosely2006, puakev, yoduuuh do or do not, Magster, lynmar, Duccio, Busted Flat in Baton Rouge, noofsh, ezdidit, Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle, DWG, Unbozo, Strabo, bnasley, reason7, kingyouth, dconrad, NoMoJoe, Seneca Doane, Midwesterners, yulooloo, stratocasterman, vbdietz, BlueInKansas, albaum, Immigrant Punk, Kiamichi, bethyb, Vic Arpeggio, dryfoo, millwood, Moderation, Bridge Master, Jack the R, carpunder, DamnThatOjeda, rogereaton, pioneer111, Rumarhazzit, uciguy30, 2ajpuu, Poom, leonard145b, The Red Pen, number six, ImpeachKingBushII, JML9999, A Person, hurdger, konscious, vet, TomP, Empower Ink, Spiffarino, escaped vermonter, acliff, Dem in the heart of Texas, rogerdaddy, gundyj, ShadowSD, Captain C, railsplitter, wayoutinthestix, brklyngrl, ScottyUrb, zerone, Namme, Tchrldy, rikyrah, Involuntary Exile, golconda2, Wes Opinion, theunreasonableHUman, VL Baker, jamess, alliedoc, rssrai, Ocelopotamus, Ministerbruce, boatjones, hwmnbn, Wek, pickandshovel, exMnLiberal, Jeff Y, Punditcrat, mnguy66, ShempLugosi, mofembot, Seamus D, S C B, the new, Horsefeathers, Drewid, snkscore, bakenjuddy, LaFajita, fool mee once, RDemocrat, luckylizard, mattc129, slowheels2, rich1107, echatwa, James Kresnik, xysea, aigeanta, BYw, eddienutzak, punkdavid, BlueGenes, A Man Called Gloom, allie123, priceman, dont think, Guadalupe59, marketgeek, debheadley, Acugal, Robinswing, greenpunx, bucadibeppo, statsone, ZhenRen, forgore, LaFeminista, Zappatero, Old Woman, FudgeFighter, Hound Dog, cameoanne, SciMathGuy, 1BQ, Bule Betawi, artmartin, McGahee220, rubyclaire, cybrestrike, denisegreenbay, BennyToothpick, Searching for Pericles, Dirtandiron, UkieOli, Travis Stark, aufklaerer, litoralis, Are We There Yet, LinSea, The Dead Man, AntonBursch, An Affirming Flame, Shhs, wikoogle, leftneck, bondibox, Stranded Wind, Nebraskablue, Partisan Progressive, h bridges, jodygirl, War on Error, butchergirl, Patch Adam, markhaverty, Krissy575, DefendOurConstitution, sillycilla, babajimbob, ProgressiveTokyo, zedi, BDsTrinity, moonheart, PaulMorel, TheOpinionGuy, ZilV, chinchin, MooseHB, obscuresportsquarterly, COwoman, billssha, kevinpdx, IngeniousGirl, Shelley99, The BBQ Chicken Madness, dalfireplug, blueocean, transparent, realwischeese, CityLightsLover, audiored, Lava20, maxzj05, PoliticalJunkessa, foreign obesver, Katie71, sherijr, Bene Gesserit1, mahakali overdrive, carpediva, ludlow, math4barack, beeninthewoods, isabvella, Cleopatra, ruscle, kfd313, Just Bob, bronxcharlie, cezariusz, Lazar, ladygreenslippers, swaminathan, YellerDog, Razorblade, BrighidG, Renie57, political junquie, angry liberaltarian, awcomeon, happyinfla10, marabout40, Tx LIberal, winkster, pyegar, p gorden lippy, fedupcitizen, roadbear, The Jester, alpolitics, eXtina, larryww, Susan Grigsby, cindiloohoo, Jess27, piers, Interceptor7, japangypsy, fidellio, stunzeed, Crabby Abbey, cgirard, wvmom, msmo1918, lostmypassword, legalchic, 2questions, oknotle, ATFILLINOIS, Dexter, RJP9999, polar bear, puffmeister, cordgrass, LouP, lanae, tomnobombadil, Sylar, sullivanst, Lady Libertine, ItsSimpleSimon, SlackwareGrrl, OnlyWords, juturna, axel000, tellinya, DrFitz, Grumpy Young Man, Jaimas, Earth Ling, WattleBreakfast, albrt, ourtime08, JRandomPoster, Chris Purcell, Sean Kymalainen, Weaselina, Betty Pinson, 19April1775, SunsetMagnolia, WedtoReason, farbuska, roystah, DrTerwilliker, BlueFranco, Hoosierdaddio, Floande, DirkFunk, Dems in 08, slice, Dungeon Dwelling Dragon, flymic, Pakalolo, BrowniesAreGood, SChardonnay, Wilsonv, kktlaw, the girl, ebbet, electronicmaji, allenjo, Sal Bovoso, Lost Left Coaster, bgblcklab1, atheistben, tibagaii, mateohussein, nicethugbert, croyal, Meggie, thebluecrayon, Kharafina, AuroraDawn, Laurdet, La Gitane, the national gadfly, republicans scare me, PAJ in Ohio, sharistuff, BlueHead, Situational Lefty, Liberal OC Woman, Sand Hill Crane, frnkkendl, inexplore, kevin k, princesspat, Ebby, Victory of Renegades, Billdbq, PedalingPete, Shes a Riot, ProudDemPropMgr, majii, Cinnamon Rollover, ShowMeMoBlue, Muskegon Critic, BicycleDave, theone718, debaseTheBase, KVoimakas, gokinsmen, moldyfolky, Internet Addict, Prinny Squad, alpraz, lizard people, tier1express, marshstars, Diggler, MuskokaGord, corvaire, pensivelady, dr fatman, chira2, VTCC73, kid funkadelic, TrahmalG, debit, lincoln deschain, happenstance, innereye, MattYellingAtTheMoon, mardod, TwoSocks, bluck, blackjackal, Sunspots, Ezekial 23 20, JW in Dallas, Regina in a Sears Kit House, bassinduo, Georgianna Darcy, PrometheusUnbound, schmiss, Alienshores, my heart beats for you, deltadoc, progressive jim, TST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site