Saturday, July 30, 2011

This Election, Let's Not Fail!

Our country is facing crises on multiple fronts. The American workforce is in desperate need of jobs; families are still losing their homes to foreclosure at record rates; our lakes, streams, rivers, oceans, land and atmosphere are being poisoned; banks won't lend money to individuals or small businesses; healthcare costs are still driving personal bankruptcies; and the nation is teetering on the edge of financial collapse, as our legislators bring us closer and closer to default.

With the elections of 2008, Democrats were energized to fix the extraordinary mess we were left with by the Bush Administration and the Republican Congress, and went to the polls in record numbers, successfully electing Barack Obama to the presidency, and giving Democrats majorities in both houses of congress. During the 2 years until the 2010 mid-term elections, Democrats went to work on numerous pieces of landmark legislation, and were one of the most productive congresses in history.

And then what did we do? We rested on our laurels and allowed the Tea Party, financed and led by Dick Armey and the Koch Brothers, to rise up and slaughter us at the election booths.


We underestimated them; both their determination and their eagerness to take down this president.

We let them outnumber us in the voting booths.

We allowed our MISPLACED disappointment about not "getting our way" (like spoiled children), to keep us home (we'll show them!), and look where that got us!


No matter how disappointed you are, no matter how angry you are with President Obama, it is not worth destroying our country for the sake of a temper tantrum!! The 2012 election is CRITICAL.


This is what this election is ALSO about:
  • THE SUPREME COURT! If we do not have a Democratic president in office for at least the next 4 years, the United States of America WILL NOT RECOVER IN OUR LIFETIMES, because Supreme Court nominations are for LIFE.
  • REGAINING MAJORITIES in the House & Senate. If we hadn't tied President Obama's hands with these freshmen MORONS from the ideological Tea Party, HE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD THIS UGLY FIGHT OVER THE DEBT CEILING. 

And we don't just need majorities. We saw from 2008 through 2010 how critical it is that we have a FILIBUSTER-PROOF majority in the Senate.


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  • Volunteer at the campaign office of your state's Senator if they are running for re-election
  • Volunteer at the campaign office of EVERY DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER in a House or Senate race in your district
  • Canvass your neighborhood
  • Call your friends and family to help
  • Host a fundraiser at your home
  • Do phone-banking
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