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My e-mail to my (RINO) Congressman...

Posted on 10/17/2013 7:27:37 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism

I've fired off the following e-mail to my Congressman, Mike Kelly, of Pennsylvania regarding my intense displeasure with his vote to completely surrender to the Dems last night. Just thought I'd share it... Hopefully other FReepers will do the same for their RINO representatives who capitulated.

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Dear Congressman:

As a constituent who donated and voted for you in the 2012 election and wholeheartedly supported your previous efforts to vote to defund Obamacare, I regret to inform you that I am highly upset and disappointed with your decision last night to join the congressional Republican establishment in its complete and total capitulation to Obama, Reid, and the Democrats in the C.R./debt ceiling fight. Debt ceiling or not, the federal government is already bound by the Fourteenth Amendment to not question the payment of our public debt, so any fears of "default" really aren't valid as far as I'm concerned.

But Congressman, the desire of the majority of Americans to not be subjected and shackled to the oppressive tyranny of Obamacare IS a stark reality and all measures should've been vigorously and proactively taken by you and the entire GOP to ensure its delay and dismantling. And as a member of the House of Representitives, you are bound by the U.S. Constitution to responsibly manage the nation's purse strings and not allow the Treasury to fund any law that brings great financial and personal harm to the American people, such as the case with Obamacare. After all, the implementation of Obamacare will financially cripple millions of American families, allow unprecendented federal government intrusion into our lives and our personal health care decisions, destroy jobs and cut back labor hours, create severe doctor shortages and health care rationing, and add trillions more dollars of crushing debt that will almost certainly bankrupt our already fragile economy.

Unfortunately, Congressman, you quite simply failed in your duty yesterday. As your colleague Senator Ted Cruz has eloquently pointed out, a vote to not repeal or defund Obamacare is tantamount to a vote IN FAVOR of Obamacare. Furthermore, I had once thought of you as a conservative member of the House, though Heritage Foundation's Action Scorecard seems to indicate otherwise as evidence of your current dismal 59% rating you've received from them regarding your legislative voting record as a conservative. Giving rousing speeches on the House floor is no longer going to be enough, Congressman. I will be watching closely to see how you vote in the comprehensive immigration reform/amnesty battle about to be foisted upon the House and the American people. I will also be closely monitoring how you vote in January when the next budget/debt ceiling battle reignites. Should you betray your conservative base once again in either of these areas which are extremely critical to our nation's future, Congressman, I'm afraid I will be left with no choice but to support a more conservative candidate in your next primary election bid in 2014. I quite frankly have never been more upset with the GOP as I am now with its unwillingness to provide any substantive opposition to the imperialism and aggregious big government statism of Obama, Reid, and the Democrats.

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For the record, I will be sending PA Senator Pat Toomey a thank you e-mail for being one of the 18 Constitutional Patriots to deliver a NAY vote on the Senate floor yesterday.


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1 posted on 10/17/2013 7:27:37 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Bump


2 posted on 10/17/2013 7:28:53 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof .... but they're true)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Well done! Excellent letter.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 7:29:38 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: DestroyLiberalism

This RINO has already proven that he needs to be sent packing. No more chances for this hypocritical, two-faced Elitist.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Actually, a more concise and potent statement would be:

“Dear Soon-to-be-Former Congressman,

Your vote yesterday was a disgrace to a free America. I avidly look forward to making you “Primary Dead Meat” come your next run-up to Congress.”

F@ck You Very Much,

John Q. Citizen”


5 posted on 10/17/2013 7:31:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DestroyLiberalism

So if an election were held now, all other things being equal, would you vote for Mike Kelly? Fine letter, but the question does seem to be out there.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 7:31:27 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

most excellent


7 posted on 10/17/2013 7:33:10 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Remember, this is an administration which will not profile terrorists, but profile patriots? /Newt)
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To: Gaffer

Psssst. There’s a black Suburban parked across the street :-) you said “dead”


8 posted on 10/17/2013 7:33:37 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

The republicans are the democrats’ “bitch” now..


9 posted on 10/17/2013 7:35:06 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: showme_the_Glory

That’s why I put “Primary” in front of it......:^)


10 posted on 10/17/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Consider this:

ALL Texas Republicans in Washington voted “no”.

Every.single.one.

Am I bragging?

Hardly.

Cornyn was among the nays.

Meaningless.

When Cruz and Lee were up, Cornyn voted FOR cloture.

Now he has ads all over Texas airwaves about how conservative he is and how many times in the past he voted against obamacare.

Meaningless.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 7:40:30 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: txrangerette
Cornyn voted FOR cloture.

Yup, he needs to go. I can't stand his ads about how conservative he is.

12 posted on 10/17/2013 7:43:00 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Too polite. I told McCain and Moran they were a disgrace


13 posted on 10/17/2013 7:44:37 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Colonel_Flagg wrote:
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So if an election were held now, all other things being equal, would you vote for Mike Kelly? Fine letter, but the question does seem to be out there.
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If his re-election were held today, the answer would be unequivocally NO. With that said, I’m hoping maybe he’ll feel a little more pressure to “right the ship” going forward by giving him a stern ultimatum. Even though I’m highly upset with Kelly, we’re stuck with him for the time being and urgently need to him to hold the line for our side between now and next November, especially with amnesty appearing to be heading back to the table. We’re going to need every vote we can possibly muster to beat back this Marxist march.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 7:45:55 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: yldstrk

yldstrk wrote:
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Too polite. I told McCain and Moran they were a disgrace
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I appreciate what you’re saying and don’t disagree with your sentiments. By the same token, if you were in the Congressman’s shoes, would you be more receptive to: a) a constituent calling you a disgrace and vowing to never vote for you again, or b) a voter politely expressing previous support but now threatening to jump ship with one more screw-up?


15 posted on 10/17/2013 7:53:26 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

obviously the dude doesn’t give a rip about constituents


16 posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:58 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

You may well be right. We shall see.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 7:57:37 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Blennos

I was surprised to see everyone rep from Colorado, Dem or Rep voted yes to this.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:28 AM PDT by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

I expect a lot of RINOs to have primary challenges.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:02:40 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Excellent! And a fine letter you wrote!


20 posted on 10/17/2013 8:09:20 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Blennos; MadelineZapeezda

Thank you!


21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:33 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism
The only reason the Dems held tough and didn't negotiate was they knew the Repubs were going to roll over. It was a done deal from the start.

At least Cruz & Lee helped pinpoint those who need to go.

22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:16:37 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Excellent letter. Let him know he’s toast next time.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:52 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: DestroyLiberalism
it's finally clear to me that the majority of the Republican party no longer represents it's constituents. This proves that we have no firewall against the advancing tyranny. Time for Texas to secede
24 posted on 10/17/2013 8:28:47 AM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Republican party is no longer relevant to anything. They stand for nothing and offer no opposition to the Obama agenda short of cheap talk.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 8:38:39 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

GREAT letter. Will be using this as a template for my letter to the disgrace known as Johnny Isaakson in GA.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 8:38:40 AM PDT by Chickenhawk Warmonger (Obama Lied & Americans Died)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
the desire of the majority of Americans to not be subjected and shackled to the oppressive tyranny of Obamacare IS a stark reality

And that's why Obama was re-elected and the Democrats control the Senate, right?

27 posted on 10/17/2013 9:25:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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And that’s why Obama was re-elected and the Democrats control the Senate, right?
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Obama and the Senate Democrats weren’t re-elected because of Obamacare... How can you possibly make that connection when practically *every* single poll today and over the past four years show far more people disapproving of the law than approving? In fact, Obama avoided bring Obamacare up like the plague during his 2012 campaign and Romney barely paid lip service to it because of his own similarly crafted “Romneycare” in MA.

Have you forgotten what the shellacking of the Dems in the 2010 elections was all about??


28 posted on 10/17/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

If they disapproved of the law, they would have elected the party that pledged to repeal the law.

The answer is still the same. We need the Senate and the House in order to repeal.

The rest is wishful thinking and theatrics.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 11:23:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

During last year’s election season, Obamacare wasn’t yet implemented, nor was it being discussed much by either candidate. Therefore, it wasn’t the foremost issue on voters’ minds (though it should’ve been!) and voters cast their ballots for other more superficial reasons (i.e. - “oooo, I just can’t vote for that cold, heartless, greedy, rich businessman Romney for dissing 47% of the voting population”). But I do agree with your final point... We MUST capture the Senate and the House if we’re ever going to have a real chance of ever outright repealing this heinous law.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 11:35:01 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Right. And the people aren’t going to hate Obamacare until they see the effects of it. Like their cancellations and higher bills.

We need some patience. We don’t have the political power now to repeal. But we will.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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