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Just thought I'd pass along this little tidbit...

It's 2 PM here on Black Friday in Colorado and I just received a robocall that asks for a donation and a signature to try and undermine the Affordable Care Act here at that state level because, according to the robocall, millions of layabout welfare parasites re-elected President Obama.  For my generous donation I could receive a free bumper sticker that shows my support for repealing Obamacare.  

Very insulting.

Folks, although the battle (i.e. the election) has been won, the war rages on.  This tells me that for the next two years, there will be absolutely no compromise with the wingnuts on the Right.  It seems to me that the only way to squelch this nonsense is to start making an all out effort to retake the House of Representatives in 2014 this very minute.

There will be no reasoning or compromise with these sorry excuses for U.S. citizens.  Only one thing gets through to these folks... POWER.  Which means that we demand the utmost Progressive platforms and proposals possible when the new Congress convenes.  We must be relentless in pressuring ALL of our elected officials regardless of party--Democrats so they won't be tempted to shrink from progressive policies, and Republicans so they know we mean BUSINESS!

Let's go to work and snap these smug Conservatives out of their moronic assumptions about what America really wants and really needs!
Let's win the battles between now and 2014 and then smoke these conservatives out of their holes, oops I meant Congressional seats!

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  •  Do They Still Think Romney Could Win Ohio? (7+ / 0-)

    They are almost too dumb to be elected to national prominence ever again.  The ACA is the Law of the Land......it will be fully implemented by 2014.

    Give it up, people.  We won.  You lost.  Accept this, & move on.  

    •  I got one too (9+ / 0-)

      ostensibly from Mike Huckabee & others -- hung up before listening to the whole thing.  I probably should have held on just for the info, but really, I just couldn't hack it.

      have you no sense? ... plenty of it he answered but at times we get tired of using it ... don marquis

      by grannyboots on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:31:56 PM PST

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      •  Me too (0+ / 0-)

        It was three or four days after the election, and there was Mike Huckabee's voice - yech! My first thought was don't these idiots ever give up?  I thought it was strange especially since I live in one of the bluest counties in California. The only thing I could think of is that my husband is still a registered republican and they were using a republican registration list. (Not to worry, he has not voted for any republican in at least 20years.)

        Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866_

        by Ckntfld on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 09:05:33 PM PST

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    •  They're like Wall-E (2+ / 0-)
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      ER Doc, snapples

      The robots are still working away even though all humans have left Planet Romney.

      The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

      by Judge Moonbox on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:06:55 PM PST

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  •  We can't wait until 2014 (9+ / 0-)

    It's going to take some heavy lifting now.

    John Boehner, who has no particular need to be writing Cincinnatti Enquirer op-eds, just wrote one anyway adding a new demand to the fiscal cliff talks. His position is now that the Affordable Care Act "has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive debt challenge."
    http://www.slate.com/...

    "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:15:26 PM PST

    •  So what's he doing to solve it? (2+ / 0-)
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      Ckntfld, CalGal47
      " both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive debt challenge."
      If he thinks both parties need to solve the problem, why isn't he doing his part by telling Grover Norquist to take a flying leap???

      When I hear Boehner talk about what "both parties" need to do, he sounds like Mourdock who wants Democrats and Republicans united against everyone to the left of Newt Gingrich.

      The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

      by Judge Moonbox on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:11:14 PM PST

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      •  He doesn't want to solve it (3+ / 0-)
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        At least according to the proposition in that Slate piece (and I can't seriously disagree) he needs to put an unacceptable sacrafice on the table  so that it can be rejected by the Dems, and it won't be his fault the negotiation failed. All that is pretty likely. But meanwhile, he also gets to keep the ACA in the spotlight as a fiscal negative, eventually persuading people that some "sacrifices" need to be made on that.

        "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:50:09 PM PST

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  •  Just got my call, also in CO... (7+ / 0-)

    ...I pressed one to speak to a human and waste their (her) time. She asked if I could donate 100 or 200 dollars to make sure my state does not accept Obamacare. I stated that I fully support Obamacare and that they can remove from their lying bullshit list. I think what I will do if they call again is to promise to contribute, than disappear to get a credit card and not come back.

  •  I got a call too... (4+ / 0-)
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    avsp, Lujane, Judge Moonbox, Ckntfld

    here in Maryland, urging me to sign a petition (contribute money actually) to keep states from participating.

    As corrupt and incompetent as many Red States are, that may actually be a good thing.

    Anyone else remember, did it say that the despicable preacher politician Mike Huckabee was behind this?

  •  Elections have consequences...why (1+ / 0-)
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    Lujane

    has that not sunk in?

    Civil wars also have consequences, I hope we don't have to demonstrate that to the Red States... again, should they chose to start one.

    •  the right will never accept defeat. after the cw (2+ / 0-)
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      there was a popular saying in the south, "even tho defeated, i am victorious."  there were several variations on that theme, but the message was the same: we're not condeding that we lost & you're not the boss of us, nanny nanny boo boo.

      there comes a point when stubborness crosses the line to delusion & that's what's going on here.  the republican party is a one-trick pony & they're going to keep performing their one trick as long as the public pays attention & voters are dumb enuf to vote them into power.

  •  VERY important message! (4+ / 0-)

    In '08 we celebrated and relaxed. The GOPers took the '10s and the census gerrymandering. How did that work out for ya?

    It's very important to start today; every vote, every position, needs to be publicized.

    Now, realize that we have accomplished an amazing feat. While we didn't take the House, we cost the back room money boys BILLIONS of dollars to maintain it. They lost; no doubt about it. Money is their only measure.

    So from today, resolve to not let ANYTHING rest.

  •  So I was sitting in my parent's kitchen (3+ / 0-)
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    Maverick80229, Ckntfld, Paulie200

    when the phone rang. I glanced over at the caller ID on the phone, and I saw

    DEFEAT OBAMA

    listed as the caller. I let the answering machine pick up, and of course, the call terminated.

    So I'm going to assume we're getting these types of calls still as well, here in Washington State.

    This is obsession is pathological. It's like, give it the fuck up, already.

    -
    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:05:11 PM PST

  •  I got one on Wednesday. I, too, pushed to speak (2+ / 0-)
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    Maverick80229, Ckntfld

    to someone and told them to remove my number as ACA is the law of the land.

    She then told me "your law is going to lose you every seat in 2014, because by then everyone will know how bad it really is.  Companies will drop people left and right and no one will be able to afford it....."

    I then cut her off and screamed, "We won, deal with it!"...when she started laughing, I slammed the phone down in her ear.

    I was mad for hours after that.

  •  Maybe it's a rogue robo-call (1+ / 0-)
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    Paulie200

    Hiding in the system. Why not?

    Military contractors are going full Terminator mode and designing autonomous kill-bots.

    Maybe one day the Fourth Estate will take their jobs seriously. Or not..

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:40:03 PM PST

  •  Pay attention at the STATE level (2+ / 0-)
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    Ckntfld, Paulie200

    Many of the battles will be happening at the state level. This is not just about an effort in the US House to repeal Obamacare.

    Many states (the ones run by Repugs) intend to obstruct every step of the way. This battle will be coming to a state legislature, and governor's office, near you. The governor's offices will be in charge of implementation and this is where the rubber hits the road.

    So contact your US Reps--then start pressing hard on your state senators, reps, and your governor.  

    In TN, we had a Democratic governor from 2008-10, and the Commerce & Insurance Dept. was tasked with making the transition to Obamacare, preparing for compliance. (And they were in fact doing this, according to my inside source.)

    But in 2010 a Republican governor was elected--and a tea-hadi legislature. Our governor (allegedly moderate, but actually a little spineless) is now backtracking: maybe we won't be implementing the new rules after all, he says, pandering to the wingnuts who run his party.

    This is happening in many states. A lot of Repub governors were so confident Romney would win and GOPers would take the US Senate that they did not bother to begin the work on implementation.  They are years behind. They don't want to do it, and they plan to stonewall.  

    Let them know you want Obamacare and will vote against them if they fail to implement it in your state.

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