Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Could Raul Grijalva consider running for McCain's Senate seat next year? Please???

...and maybe Lynn Woolsey or Barbara Lee could move to North Dakota and challenge health insurance industry hack Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) (or to Montana to run against fellow industry hack Max Baucus when his Senate seat is up for election in 2012.)

Reps. Grijalva and Woolsey are co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus while Rep. Lee is chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

On Monday, they joined forces to send a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, advising her that at least 60 members of their caucuses stand united in their unwavering support for a public option in any health care reform package.

From the letter linked above (EMPHASIS THEIRS, FOR ONCE) -
We have attached, for your review, a letter from 60 Members of Congress who are
firm in their Position that any legislation that moves forward through both chambers, and into a final proposal for the President's signature, MUST contain a public option.

It's nice to see some of our elected officials actually standing up for the people of their districts and the country and not just for corporate interests.

Maybe if those officials who have sold out started facing challenges because of their betrayals of their constituents, there would be fewer sell outs.

...Wow!! That last sentence has an amazing amount of cynicism and idealism for only one sentence. :)


Zelph said...

Grijalva is the only member of the Arizona Congressional delegation I am inspired by. More should be like him, particularly those in really safe districts like *cough* Ed Pastor *cough*.

Thane Eichenauer said...

Is there a tip jar I can put $10 in to buy Mr. Grijalva a ticket to Montana. Not that I don't like his professed anti-imperialism position but his vote to raise the debt limit to $12.1 trillion dollars enables the Obama war spending spree.