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The NRCC is busy blasting away with robocalls in districts of on-the-fence House members.  The Teabaggers are flooding the Capitol with calls as we speak.  And here's some of those results:

Separately, Dem Rep Kurt Schrader, a freshman in Oregon who voted Yes last time, is now unwilling to commit to supporting the Senate bill, reports The Oregonian. Schrader, too, is getting bludgeoned by the NRCC robocalls.


This is it, folks.  HCR will either pass in the next couple of weeks, or die for another generation or more.

The President is all in:

"At stake right now is not just our ability to solve this problem, but our ability to solve any problem. The American people want to know if it’s still possible for Washington to look out for their interests and their future. They are waiting for us to act. They are waiting for us to lead. And as long as I hold this office, I intend to provide that leadership. I do not know how this plays politically, but I know it’s right."

Have you been waiting for leadership from Washington?  Griping about those spineless Dems?  Blogging about Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck?

Those things sure feel good, but aren't going to get HCR done.  You know what will?  Supportive phone calls from folks like you and me.  Backstopping wavering House Dems and reminding our party that we've got their back when they do the right thing, even (especially!) when it's not polling well.

Have you been waiting for someone else to take action?  That time has long past.  Call now.

Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121.

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Originally posted to rashomon on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 10:01 AM PST.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    "President Obama will be the most liberal President of our lifetime."

    by rashomon on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 10:01:45 AM PST

    •  It's got to be done... (1+ / 0-)
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      Wolf Of Aquarius

      If they're not getting bored with phoning day after day, and screaming nonsense, can the forces of sense afford to let up?

      'The behavior of any bureaucratic organisation can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.' Robert Conquest

      by Airmid on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 10:03:50 AM PST

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    •  Diary is oh so right... (1+ / 0-)
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      Wolf Of Aquarius

      Legislators need to be hammered with phone calls. Call your own Representatives and Senators and then call a couple more outside your area. Be polite but firm about supporting HCR.

      Think about how many phone calls you would have to make to try and find affordable health insurance on your own and make at least that many calls to Congress.

      Calling your representatives in Washington isn't hard, living without affordable health insurance is hard.

      In the long history of mankind, humanity has been preserved by a few lonely warriors fighting the outrages of those who follow hate rather than compassion.

      by cheeseismoldymilk on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 10:32:32 AM PST

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  •  Looks like the Fix it and Pass it crowd have won. (0+ / 0-)

    Where have all the activists gone?  Picked up their amrbles anf gone hom in a sulk.

    Now they have got the leadership they have been screaming for it still not enough.

  •  So I've got a question (0+ / 0-)

    If I'm calling outside my district, what do I say?

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