Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 6:57pm | Edit Note | Delete
Senate Finance Committee Democrats failed to stick together, and with a solid wall of Republicans, Obama public option was set back. Read the whole story here
But what doe this mean for Florida Patriots? It means that if Obama care is going to be stopped, it's going to have to be done in the US Senate. And who does Florida have in the Senate? None other than two of the weakest sisters in that den of vipers. More importantly one of the senators that voted no today was Bill Nelson. This means that pressure will be unrelenting to get Nelson to 'come around.'
I'm on the email list of Moveon.org and they know that Nelson needs to feel heat from the left. We must answer that with even more fire from the right. I've studied politics for a long time. What is very likely to happen is that Nelson will cave to pressure and finally succumb to some form of the public option. That way he will be able to say in 2012 when he is up for election, "I did oppose socialist health care before I voted for it." But if we put on an unrelenting campaign we could just keep him from the dark side.
This is going to require a LOT of phone calls. A LOT of emails. Begin by reminding him that we made life so unbearable for Sen. Martinez that he couldn't even finish his first term! Please, don't leave this to someone else. The only reason ANY of the weak senators are reluctant to support the public option is because of the INTENSE pressure of the tea party movement.
His Contact info is:
Washington, D.C. Office (best for legislation issues according to his website)
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Regional Offices are listed here. Call, but more importantly VISIT THEM PERSONALLY! Tell them that you are really upset about Obama care and want to register your discontent PERSONALLY. I've met several legislative aides (the guys you'll be meeting at the regional offices) and they all say that personal visits even to staffers, carry a lot of weight with 'The Boss.'
Here's The City Locations:
225 East Robinson Street, Ste 410
Orlando, Florida 32801
Toll Free in Florida: 1-888-671-4091
2925 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-536-5999 Telephone
Sam Gibbons Federal Court House
801 N. Florida Ave., 4th Floor
Tampa, Florida 33602
West Palm Beach
500 Australian Avenue Suite 125
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
US Court House Annex
111 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
1301 Riverplace Blvd, Suite 2218
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
3416 South University Drive
Davie, FL 33328
Justice Center Annex Building
2000 Main Street, Suite 801
Fort Myers, FL 33901
We'll deal with our new Charlie Crist seat warmer George LeMieux later.