Sunday, February 7, 2010

Make 'em vote on it! Also, Palin and Limbaugh

Yes to Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats. They are going to force Republicans to vote on a Democratic proposal rejecting the Republican's own attempt to privatize Social Security. Instead of being the usual punching bags, the Dems will make the members of the PTR go on record with their individual positions on Social Security and Medicare. The roll call, when it happens, should be publicized on the Net and on as many news outlets as possible.

The next move, in the Senate, is to let the PTR try to filibuster. In other words, not accept their assertion that they are ready to do so, but make them actually do it. Make a video of what will be a pathetic time waster, and put it on YouTube and any other mass media outlet they can get it on. The Dems should have been doing this all along, but given that they thought they had a 60 vote cushion, it's understandable that they didn't. Now is the time to make it clear that the world -- or at least the U.S. -- is watching.

And while we're on the subject of publicity, now is the time for the Democrats to publicize the fact that Sarah Palin thinks it's OK for people to call mentally handicapped people "retards" -- providing the folks doing it are Rush Limbaugh. You know him: he's the druggie who preaches about self-control and responsibility, and the one who thinks it's OK to publicly call young children ugly, as long as they were Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of prominent Democrats. Why don't the Dems call out these vicious hypocritical people? Now's the time to frame the debate to the Dems' advantage -- not after it's already been done to them.

Also, don't forget to tell your friends always to refer to the former GOP as the PTR, and make a point of saying that it stands for the Party of The Rich.

No comments:

Post a Comment