From the humiliation of loosing Ted Kennedy's seat, to the absence of leadership from President and to the spectacle of the Democrats in Congress running around like chickens with their heads cut off, in this past week I have never been so embarrassed to be a Democrat in my life.
Embarrassed and angry. Angry that with a Democrat as President and a Democratic majority in Congress and the finish in sight for enacting universal health care, our elected officials have decided to run off with their tails between their legs because those mean Republicans have a 41 to 59 majority in the Senate. Well lets not let them. I urge you to contact the President, the Congressional leadership and our Democratic Congressional delegation and demand that they support and enact the Senate Heath Care reform bill that is in the House. I have been following the HCR debate closely and I believe that passing the Senate bill is the best option to get effective, affordable Universal Coverage. Any thing that requires going back to the Senate, like the public option is dead, dead, dead.
Call the White House at 202-456-1111 and demand that the President make a unequivocal statement in support of passing the Senate Bill.
Call Speaker Pelosi's office at 202-225-2965 and demand that she work to pass the Senate Bill.
Call Senate Majority Leader Reid at 202-224-3545 and demand that he works with Speaker Pelosi to see that there is a guarantee that the Senate will pass the needed reform to the enacted Senate bill through the reconciliation process.
Call Senator Hagan at 202-224-6342 and demand that she comes out in support of passing the Senate Bill.
Call Representative Kissell at 202-225-3715 and demand that he votes for the Senate Bill.
Most of us have worked our tails off to get a Democratic President and Congress. We have done our part. Now it is time for them to do theirs.