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June 26, 2007

An Alternate Protest Idea

I don't really like the tea-bag or peso protests. They're symbolic. I want more than symbolism, because if thousands of phone calls from constituents running 100-1 against amnesty don't sway these guys, a symbolic gesture sure isn't.

Right now I'm thinking:

1) A mass repudiation of the Republican party by de-affiliating and registering as Independent;

and, a bit more controversial:

2) Donating to the Democratic Senate Committee, the one run by Chuckie Schumer.

I'm not kidding. $10 or $25 donated to this organization isn't going to have a major impact, but faxing that receipt to Ensign, Burr, Coleman, Kyl, etc., may have an impact.

Apparently money talks. Just ask the agribusiness and tobacco sectors that seem to have such sway with Senator Burr.

Let's let them know they won't be getting a dime from us anymore, and furthermore, we'll donate to the Democrats just out of spite.

In fact, I know of one person -- me -- that might be voting Democratic quite a bit. (Except for President, assuming the Republican nominee is anti-amnesty, which I think is a safe bet.)

They don't care about what we think or what we want. The only thing left that they might possibly care about is what we actually do. We can't vote against them right now, but we can let them know that's what's coming with a tangible, dramatic, cash money no confidence vote.

As George Bush said, "You're either with us or you're against us." And if you're against us, why shouldn't we begin working to push the Democratic Party into a more moderate position by joining that party?

I've had it myself. They think that in six months we'll forget all about this. I won't.

They're dead to me if they do this. The trouble is, I don't think they quite understand this -- they've gotten so used to fucking us over left and right (earmarks? runaway spending? ) and us always coming back home like chumps.

We have to make it clear that this is it, this is the Rubicon. This is, very seriously, the death of the Republican Party as we have known it.


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