The US Senate took advantage of three RINO (turncoat) Republicans Monday to cut off debate, setting up a big vote on Tuesday over Obama's so-called "Stimulus" (spending) bill. A smack of the wet noodle to RINO Senators Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine.These Republican-in-name-only Senators should be ashamed!
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) says on his own website that he is against the bill as is, but would accept it if changes are made.
Please contact Senator Burr and tell him to not accept any changes and to vote NO, NO MATTER WHAT!
Meanwhile, newly elected Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) is doing as she is told, and voting the party line. (We'll see if she can ever stand on her own and stop being Harry Reid's Lap Puppy. )
Please urge her to vote NO. If she receives enough calls, faxes, and emails, perhaps she could change her mind.
Both Senators' contact information is below. If you get through on the telephone, be brief, leave a message with the person that answers, and above all, be polite.
Please note that e-mails are never as effective so keep trying to call.
Senator Kay Hagan: DC Phone: 202-224-6342, Raleigh Senate Office: 919-856-4630
*Please note underscore (_) between Senator and Hagan
Please note that Senator Burr (left at the 2008 GOP Convention) is up for re-election in 2010. He's been threatened with a more conservative primary opponent, so your blogger would assume he would make a hard turn to the right, these next two years.
Your blogger plans to work on Burr's re-election campaign and will support him in his re-election effort.
However, the Senator needs to reel in the conservative base that is so strong in North Carolina. In fact, a little suite of offices in North Raleigh, saw the re-birth of the modern conservative movement in the early 1970s. These offices were the site of the Congressional Club and they gave birth to the careers of many conservative politicians, most notably, the late Senator Jesse Helms. (The club also saved Ronald Reagan's political career in 1976.)
North Carolina has a strong tradition of conservatism and Sen. Burr would do well to recognize that. He simply cannot afford to have this voting bloc "sit home" on election day, 2010.
Conservatives will, unfortunately, sit home, if they are not excited about a Republican candidate. That has happened a number of times in this blogger's recent memory, resulting in sour losses for Republicans.
Though your blogger never approves of anyone sitting home on election day for any reason, Burr needs to stir up the conservatives, as well as his traditional moderate base in the central part of the state.
He is expected to be challenged by Congressman Heath Shuler (D-11th District) and we'll have plenty more on that race.
Meanwhile, please do not give up and keep making those calls. Thank you!