With It or Upon It, Bitches

Got a rep on this list?

You know what to do. And don’t bother telling me it won’t make a difference. I can sit here, do nothing, and it won’t make a difference, or I can write to the Illinois congresscritters on the list (mine voted the right way, bless his perpetually elected and mostly oblivious heart) and tell them I’m angry, and disappointed, and their primary challengers will be getting my money. Which might not make a difference. But the uncertainty is enough to make the ten minutes it’s going to take worth it. I got ten minutes to read I Can Haz Cheezburger, I got ten minutes for this. So light ’em up, bitches. Not. One. Inch.


ps. Title courtesy of jjj in the comments below.

13 thoughts on “With It or Upon It, Bitches

  1. I stole that from Thoreau, the ‘Brute Neighbors’ chapter in Walden.
    “They fought with more pertinacity than bulldogs. Neither manifested the least disposition to retreat. It was evident that their battle-cry was “Conquer or die.” In the meanwhile there came along a single red ant on the hillside of this valley, evidently full of excitement, who either had despatched his foe, or had not yet taken part in the battle; probably the latter, for he had lost none of his limbs; whose mother had charged him to return with his shield or upon it.”

  2. Well, calling my current congresscritter is useless–Marilyn Musgrave wouldn’t change her mind on this if Jesus walked across her iced tea and slapped her for it. And she’s on her way out anyway–even the NRCC has decided not to throw good money after bad in this district.
    But I am sending a message along with my donation to her challenger, Betsy Markey. The message, in a nutshell: If you think you can slip votes past me like this, think again. I’ll vote you in, I’ll send you money, anything to get Marilyn out, but once that’s done, I’m holding your feet to the fire. Do anything that screws your constituents, and I’ll find the best challenger I can and work like crazy to get you thrown out just like Marilyn.
    I was a little more polite in my note. A little.
    But Mark Udall will be getting the full treatment. He’s not my rep, but he’s running for senate, and deserves to have his hand slapped for this one.

  3. I called yesterday. And I pointed out his good behavior at the hearing earlier that day was completely erased by his vote to gut the Constitution. And I told his staff that I promised he’d have a primary challenger next time around.

  4. Greenwald is asking that people email Obama spokesman Bill Burton:
    As the extremely pro-Obama MoveOn.org notes today, Obama’s spokesman, Bill Burton, back in in September, vowed that Obama would “support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.” MoveOn believes Obama should be held to his word and is thus conducting a campaign urging Obama to do what he promised — support a filibuster to stop the enactment of telecom amnesty. You can email Burton here to demand that Obama comply with his commitment not just to vote against, but to filibuster, telecom amnesty

  5. My Congresscritter voted the correct way… I sent an email thanking him.

  6. My Yellow Underwear Democrat is on the list. I sent him a copy of Tom Udall’s words on his vote and asked him if he had ever considered the same position. I also asked him to remove me from his fundraising lists. As a bonus I told an Obama telefundraiser today that I would contribute to Obama after he stopped the FISA bill.

  7. No need to even look, my rep is Jim McDermott, always on the correct side.

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