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After reading Eric Cantor's comment in the wake of President Obama's job speech to the Congress, I wrote two short paragraphs that I intended to leave as a voice mail for the Majority Leader (202-225-4000).  Instead, a live person answered, so I told him I had a message for the Majority Leader, and shared the following...

Since President Obama in his speech to the House and Senate last night asked the American people to let Congress know what they think about creating jobs--since the so-called ‘Job Creators’, despite having their taxes reduced to the lowest rates in decades, don’t seem interested--I’m calling on Eric cantor and the Republican leadership to start representing American citizens rather than being bat boys only for corporate special interests.  

I have never laughed so hard as I did this morning, when I read Eric Cantor’s post-speech comment, quote, “What we’re here to do is try to transcend differences, not let them get in the way in the areas we can make progress on.” There’s hardly a soul in North America--hell, in the English-speaking world--that does NOT know that the absolute very LAST priority of a living and breathing Republican is to “transcend differences,” and you’re not going to be able to lie yourselves out of the hole you have dug.  There is no rational reason for the American people to continue putting Republicans in office when Republicans are interested in responding to the interests of only the most wealthy and powerful 2 percent.  I’m delighted to see Mr. Cantor showing some real fear for his political career.  

Thank you.

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  •  Tipped & Rec'd for calling (6+ / 0-)

    Every single person (with an income under $250K) should be calling all our congresscritters.  Considering that is the overwhelming majority of the citizens of the U.S., that should keep them very, very busy.

    Racism is our national cancer ~ Silence is not an option.

    by Actbriniel on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 08:57:18 AM PDT

  •  How Did the Repukebot Respond (4+ / 0-)

    to that righteous rant?  I'd like to know.  I recently called the offices of my congresswoman, the republitarded Nan Hayworth.  I gave the kid there an earful about her Cantoresque position regarding finding spending cuts to offset emergency spending in my hurricane ravaged area.  He tried to run away from the Cantor position here but I let him know nobody was buying the smokescreen and no one will forget next election.

    •  I didn't wait for an answer. (1+ / 0-)
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      Judge Moonbox

      I said 'thank you' and hung up.  There was nothing to debate.

      There's nothing wrong with Washington, DC that a direct hit by an asteroid wouldn't fix.

      by PDX Dem on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 09:00:32 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Our calls are the wake-up calls (3+ / 0-)
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      jsfox, Lawrence, Sylv

      They may be able to control their town halls by charging $15 for lunch, or taking away cameras, or dragging out anyone who asks them a pointed question, but there's not much they can do about people calling and calling their offices and delivering articulate messages about their totalitarian charade.  They are beginning to realize that while the corporate interests they represent can shovel bundles of money their way, ultimately it is REAL persons who get fill out a ballot, so yes, they ARE vulnerable, despite the enormous advantage.

      If every state moved to 100% vote-by-mail like Oregon, I think it would expedite the demise of Republican power and all the shenanigans that happen around election days.

      There's nothing wrong with Washington, DC that a direct hit by an asteroid wouldn't fix.

      by PDX Dem on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 09:07:37 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Thank you for calling (7+ / 0-)

    I'll do the same. I hope we all will. I'm calling Boehner too.

    We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

    by Vita Brevis on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 09:01:50 AM PDT

  •  I think I am going to steal this (1+ / 0-)
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    Sylv

    to use on on my calls to my Republican reps. Thanks :)

    In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

    by jsfox on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 09:22:37 AM PDT

  •  I emailed.... (3+ / 0-)
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    magicsister, MadMs, Sylv

    ...both my Republican Congressman, Robert Dold and Senator Mark Kirk and respectfully, I think, asked them to vote for the jobs bill. Here is what I wrote to each of them:

    Americans are hurting and it's time for the stupid political bickering in Washington D.C. to stop. The government DOES play a role in the economic recovery and the president's jobs bill makes sense. I'm asking you to put aside the Republican vs. Democrat partisanship and do something for the people of this country. Pass the jobs bill that the president is proposing so that America can start moving forward again.

    Thank you,

  •  The message to the GOP needs to be: (1+ / 0-)
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    Sylv

    "The Country is behind the President on this... either put aside the partisan bickering  and SUPPORT the needs of Americans NOW, or you WILL hear from Americans at the ballot box next November, and you WILL NOT be returned to Washington".

    Repeat AD INFINITUM!

    Put their GOP/T butts squarely on the firing line, in NO uncertain terms. Let's see how the Koch brothers can counter THAT gambit!

    For a better America, vote the GOP out of office whenever and wherever possible and as soon (and as often) as possible!

    by dagnome on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 10:12:11 AM PDT

  •  Call Any Vegetable (2+ / 0-)
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    trivium, SmartRat

    Call it by name!
    Call once a day, when you get off the train!

    CALL ANY VEGETABLE...

    ...and the chances are good....

    ...that that vegetable will respond to you!

    ...No one will know if you don't want to let'em know...
    ...No one will know 'less it's you that might tell 'em so....
    ...Call and they'll come to you, covered with dew,
    ...Vegetables bent on responding to you....

    http://youtu.be/...

    (Unlike Eric Cantor)

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 10:18:02 AM PDT

  •  Good for you (0+ / 0-)

    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

    by chicago minx on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 10:54:31 AM PDT

  •  I hafta admit (1+ / 0-)
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    Gordon20024

    that when I read your title, my first reaction was "Called him what?", since the only good thing that hair-jelled excrescence has done in the past 3 years is help me expand my x-rated vocabulary.

    I'd call my congresscritter too, except it would be a wasted effort.  He's a mouth-breathing teabagger with the courage of pond scum, so he'll do whatever his handlers tell 'im.

    Our promises are made in proportion to our hopes, but kept in proportion to our fears.-LaRouchefoucauld

    by luvsathoroughbred on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 11:15:36 AM PDT

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