Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Message to the Speaker of the House

Today I emailed the following to Speaker Pelosi. I invite you to do the same. Just click on the title of this post and tell her what you think.

Madame Speaker,

I'm a constituent of yours and a supporter and we need you to be out front with our message.

Journalists have forgotten how to do their jobs - ask serious questions & investigate to verify veracity of the answers - so we have to do it for them. Our opponents are controlling the message getting to America's voters and we/you have to stop that.

David Gregory says he's been asking you for an interview for more than a year & you've declined while Newt Gingrich has appeared on Meet the Press innumerable times. This is not smart.

We need you to appear on Meet the Press by yourself and that you push back on the lies put out there by people like Mitch McConnell. This morning he said that Democrats plan to make $500m in cuts to Medicare insurance. That's not true and unless you are there to call him on it, the public will believe him. We need you to say publicly that what Republicans are saying is not true; no diplomatic bull, just call them on it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Random Thoughts, Bon Mots

Conservatives govern badly & conclude that government is bad.
Conservatives vote their fears. Liberals vote their dreams.
Republicans obstruct. Democrats accommodate.

Our president is playing tennis. The Republicans are playing hardball.
Your enemies are either at your feet or at your throat.

The administration "...doesn't want a left it can't control. That's why they got rid of Howard Dean," says Eric Alterman.
When Howard Dean was chairman of the DNC, Democrats won special elections.

If you aren't eligible to vote you shouldn't be allowed to contribute to political campaigns.
Keep the U.S. Supreme Court in mind when you choose a president.

Successful negotiators don't begin by placing the result they believe they can achieve on the table.
If you want to negotiate meaningful healthcare reform you don't begin by stating that single-payer is off the table.

Journalism isn't taking dictation; it's asking serious questions & investigating to determine the veracity of the answers. The mainstream media (MSM) doesn't do journalism any more.

If you want to win in American politics you control the message.
The number of times the current Speaker of the House has appeared on Meet the Press? Zero
The number of times Newt Gingrich has appeared on Meet the Press? Too many to count.
If Democrats want to win the support of the American voter they have to get in the game.