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Received this e-mail today from Senator Al Franken (D. MN):
Now that the government shutdown is over, we can finally get back to work -- and, boy, do we have a lot of work to do.

But even as we turn our attention back where it belongs -- to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class, and making college more affordable -- we can’t forget that House Republicans will do this again if we let them.

It’s time to draw a line in the sand. No more shutdowns. No more brinksmanship. No more manufactured crises.

Click here to sign a petition telling House Republicans: NO MORE NONSENSE!

The government shutdown cost our country $24 billion. The threat of default could have toppled our economy altogether. And all of this happened because a few politicians wanted to get rid of a law that helps make health care more affordable and hold insurance companies accountable.

I know it doesn’t make sense to think they’d try it again. But it didn’t make sense the first time. And while our grassroots movement helped to defuse the crisis this month by forcing House Republicans to back down, we need to keep organizing -- because we can’t afford to find out what would happen if they force another crisis in a few months.

Tell House Republicans: NO MORE NONSENSE. Sign my petition demanding an end to the shutdown politics!

“Don’t shut down the government for no good reason.” “Don’t destroy our economy because you’re mad about a law that helps people.” “Don’t cause chaos because you’re mad you didn’t win an election.”

These are things I never thought we’d have to say, even to Tea Party Republicans. But there’s a lot at stake. We can’t afford to let this happen again. And we need to organize now to send a clear message: NO MORE NONSENSE!



P.S.: I want to get back to focusing on the things that matter to Minnesota families -- starting with helping grow our economy. But we have to put a marker down that we won’t stand for shutdown politics anymore. Click here to sign my petition!

You can click here to sign Franken's petition:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 07:09 AM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 07:09:12 AM PDT

  •  You're doing great Al.......Keep biding your time. (2+ / 0-)
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    bgblcklab1, a2nite

    No Ted Cruz here.

  •  Could he get SNL to write him a better script? (0+ / 0-)

    You know, something a bit edgier than no more nonsense?  

    And, Al, you old Boomer you, why don't you go way, way, way out there on a limb and give Dick the dick Durbin hell for telling America that Boomers are destroying our future?  I mean talk about nonsense!!

    •  I get what you're saying and I know Franken is (0+ / 0-)

      your Senator and I am happy he's against the chained CPI but he's not the one you should be going after.  Jeff Merkley, Sheldon Whitehouse, Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin and Debbie Stabenow, who are all against Social Security cuts, are the Dems sitting on that new budget commission.  Tell them to really give it to Durbin.

      Funny Stuff at

      by poopdogcomedy on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 09:26:58 AM PDT

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      •  Franken is the one who needs my vote (1+ / 0-)
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        and he's going to have to represent me not Chuck Schumer, Mark Warner and Dick Durbin to get it.

        I mean, sorry, but the messaging there is mush.  He's going to grow the economy?  I mean isn't that straight out Reaganomics and it's totally meaningless.  

        •  What the hell does this even mean? (0+ / 0-)
          I mean isn't that straight out Reaganomics and it's totally meaningless.
          When did growing the economy become a Reaganomics thing?

          Funny Stuff at

          by poopdogcomedy on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 09:50:49 AM PDT

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          •  Trickle down economics (0+ / 0-)

            If some force "grows the economy" it may trickle down to the folks some day.....some decade....

            Typical center right messaging taking Reagan trickle down and wrapping it in mindless, meaningless "grow the economy" spin.  It's a phrase that says nothing and it's a phrase that sounds exactly the same coming from a Republican.  

            •  There's nothing in Franken's e-mail that indicates (0+ / 0-)

              "trickle down economics" or even support for "trickle down economics".  I think you are grossly misinterpreting Franken's message here.  I understand your concerns but some of criticism is way, way out there.

              Funny Stuff at

              by poopdogcomedy on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 10:13:39 AM PDT

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              •  I'm on his list, I got the e-mail (0+ / 0-)

                Why he is sending this to me?  

                The Republicans already know I'm a Democrat.  They haven't contacted me in over 20 years because you don't try to motivate people who are going to vote for the other party.

                Al should be trying to motivate ME to vote for HIM and this isn't doing it.  

                I don't want to hear about growing the economy.  I want to know if he's going to stop cuts to Social Security and Medicare.  That's what I need to know.  

                Instead of filling my e-mail box with spam, he should answer the e-mails I send him.  Now that would be something wouldn't it?

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