Thanks for the contact info. I just happen to be staying in a hotel in the Palm Springs area tonight. I'll swing by Bono's office and pin her vote down one way or the other. For others in the Palm Springs area, the contact info for Rep. Mary Bono (R - CA 45):
Web Site: www.house.gov/bono
E-mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'
I expect the Democrats to cave in and allow Corporate America to steal the right to control the internet because that's what Democrats do. A few Democrats will pay lip service to doing the right thing. Enough Democrats will vote against whatever legislation the GOP and their corporate bosses write to make it look like they tried to stop it.
The bottom line is that the Democratic leadership is just as corrupt as the GOP. The Democratic leadership is just as bought and paid for by corporate America as the GOP.
The Democrats will cave in and allow this legislation to pass, because that's what Democrats do.
Bob Casey is wrong on a number of potent social issues. It is just as proper to oppose Casey as it is to oppose Lieberman. Since when does a religious zealot get a free pass by putting a (D) after their name?
It is not wrong to call a reglious zealot a religious zealot. What's wrong is being a religious zealot and attempting to impose your narrow religous beliefs on other Americans. It is just as wrong to be an Anti-abortion Relgious Zealot in the Democratic Party as it is to be an Anti-abortion Religious Zealot in the Republican Party.
We'll see how the vote goes Alice. Sitting back and letting the GOP majority hand pick a few corporate Dems off to pass this legislation will not be good enough. I'll be looking for very active opposition from my "friends" in the Democratic Party. Color me highly dubious.
I'd love to shake the hand of the man or woman who coined that expression. This simple statement of fact is a powerful tool to remind politicians that they are accountable to their constituents. As always, the key is registering disenfranchised voters and mobilizing them to vote.
The working poor are a potent political force for progressives. We just have to motivate them. They need a reason to participate in the political process that neither party is offering. The GOP has mobilized poor religious Americans with bogus social issues. The Dems could easily counter with a whole host of social issues if they wanted to.
I'm talking about a simple matter of opposing fascist Republican legislation. Remember back in the good old days when there were actually naive fools who thought the Democratic Party was capable of genuine political disagreement with the GOP?
What has Hillary or Emanuel done to demonstrate they are capable of acting as an opposition party?