Well here we go—almost to the end of 2017, and boy are these Republicans SCRAMBLING to be as Grinchy as possible. And that's putting it mildly. Like REALLY mildly. In the wake of the Alabama election humiliation they're pulling out ALL the democracy-destabilizing stops—They're whipping the Deplorables into a Mueller-doubting, coup-fearing, FBI-hating fake news conspiracy theory frenzy; they're apparently reenacting Brave New World over at the CDC; and yes, Virginia, there IS a Real Estate Tax Break in the Tax Scam and why yes it WILL make Paul Ryan rich! They're gonna do their evil-best to cram it through (even without ol' McCain) and to continue this last-minute maelstrom of far-right bullshit, and WE NEED TO BE LOUD AF ABOUT IT ALL.
So in addition to ALL the other stuff you have to do this week (buy all the presents; fry 800 latkes; bake 1000 cookies; remember when the kid's holiday singalong pageant is; watch Elf again; stock up on holiday booze; etc) PLEASE MAKE SOME CALLS, SEND SOME EMAILS/POSTCARDS/FAXES, and spread the good word about the unhinged emperor and his wicked grinch brigade.
#ACTION: CALL/EMAIL/FAX these Senators who are potentially undecided/esp vulnerable (who ever really knows tho):
202-224-5323 Senator Ron Johnson https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator
202-224-4521 Senator Jeff Flake https://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff
202-224-2523 Senator Susan Collins https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact
202-224-6665 Senator Lisa Murkowski https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact/email
202-224-3344; 423-756-2757 Senator Bob Corker https://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailme
Special Bonus Call to Little Marco Rubio:
202-224-3041 Senator Marco Rubio
(Tell Rubio that the child tax credit is NOT enough--this bill will still hurt families, and voters will remember that in 2018 AND in 2020)
Keep it simple (and feel free to add your own personal touches of outrage):
I AM CALLING/WRITING TO ASK SENATOR _____ TO VOTE *NO* ON THIS CORRUPT TAX BILL THAT BENEFITS CORPORATIONS AND RICH AMERICANS, AND DOES NOTHING FOR THE HARDWORKING FOLKS WHOSE VOTES YOU WILL DEPEND ON IN 2018.
#ACTION: Call YOUR Senator to demand that the Mueller investigation be protected!
[IF CALLING SENATE] I'm calling to urge Senator _______ to support S.1735, the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, and make a public statement that the firing of Special Counsel Mueller by Trump would be completely unacceptable. It’s the duty of Congress to serve as a check on Trump and prevent him from sending our democracy into a tailspin.
[IF CALLING HOUSE] I'm calling to urge Rep _______ to make a public statement that the firing of Special Counsel Mueller by Trump would be completely unacceptable. It's the duty of Congress to serve as a check on Trump and prevent him from sending our democracy into a tailspin.
Call call CALL!