The “$10 for Tark” campaign is going very well. Thanks and please keep it up.
Now let’s open a second front, in the House, via a contribution to Tom Lucero’s campaign in Colorado’s 4rth Congressional District. We have to communicate to Democrats, especially Blue Dogs and first-termers, that support for Obamacare guarantees great funding for their opponents next fall.
Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Betsy Markey is a first termer in a GOP leaning district.
Last night Markey told an audience that Medicare recipients would have to give up some of their benefits under Obamacare, and lectured the rest of us that we need to get used to losing medical benefits:
“There’s going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work,” Markey said at a Congress on Your Corner event at CSU. “But we have to do this because we’re Americans.”
Lovely: Rationing delivered with an arrogant tone that tells us what it means to be American.
A couple of days earlier, Markey held a telephone townhall in which she repeated every Obamacare talking point including the whopper that the “government option/public plan” would be paid for exclusively by premiums. (Here’s a blog account of the entire call.)
Markey’s a shill for Obamacare (and cap-and-trade and card-check) so she has got to be defeated in 15 months.
There’s a great candidate in the district who is a friend of mine –Tom Lucero. Tom’s twice been elected a member of the CU Board of Regents as well as a small businessman with a compelling story –he’s the son of a single mom and he’s about the only Latino-American running for a federal office in the Rocky Mountain State this go around.
But the most important thing is that Tom’s opposed to Obamacare and rationing.
Send Markey a message: Send Tom Lucero a contribution today. You can contribute online here. Seniors especially should telegraph Markey that they won’t put up with rationing so that she and the president can indulge in their social engineering dreams.
You can contact Congresswoman Markey via email@example.com and tell her that you are spending money to beat her because of her support of Obamacare, and you can copy me on your contribution to Tom and your e-mail to markey via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in her district, you can e-mail her via her Congressional office by using this online form and the Fort Collins zip Code, 80524.
In all your communications with Obamacare supporters I urge you to be respectful and specific. Betsy Markey wants cuts in Medicare benefits –which is rationing, pure and simple– and is woefully misinformed about the costs of the public plan. If these positions trigger a wave of contributions to her opponent, other Democrats will notice, just as they are noticing the surge in support for Harry Reid’s opponent, Danny Tarkanian.