I sent my Democratic senators e-mails to express my feelings about their support for the Health Care cloture vote. Here's the one I sent to Senator Carper. The one to Senator Kaufman was the same except for the different election date and an acknowlegement that it wouldn't be him running in 2010 since he was only appointed as a placeholder for Joe Biden's son Bo. I'd like to encourage all of you to make phone calls and write letters of your own. It may not have much practical value, but it might make you feel better. Here is the contact information:
E-Mail Senator Carper Phone: (302) 674-3308
E-Mail Senator Kaufman Phone: (302) 573-6345 or (302) 424-8090
I am following up on my phone call to your office this evening with this e-mail to express my outrage at your support for this health care monstrosity. I am not writing to complain that you failed to hold out for a large enough bribe. That element in this story simply emphasizes how tawdry a business you are engaged in. The fact that such bribery was necessary to pass this bill speaks volumes about what terrible policy this is for our country. Your support of it just because you are a Democrat is despicable. I won't waste the bandwidth asking you to vote against the final bill. I know I'd be wasting my time. Just know that in the words of Japanese Admiral Yamamoto after Pearl Harbor, you have " awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve." I will donate my money and my time to work for your defeat in 2012. I believe you will one day not simply regret this vote, but you will be ashamed of it.