HEY AMERICA, OCCUPY THIS: OCCUPY THE POLLS (OTP) REGISTER & VOTE 2012!

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7 Responses to HEY AMERICA, OCCUPY THIS: OCCUPY THE POLLS (OTP) REGISTER & VOTE 2012!

  1. Republican policies oppress, distress, depress, and hurt people. OCCUPY THE POLLS. Register and vote these mofos out of office.

  2. Ametia says:

    SENATE TO VOTE ON JOBS BILL
    Obama campaign memo warns Congress on jobs bill votes
    By Sam Youngman – 10/11/11 12:01 AM ET

    President Obama’s top campaign adviser said in a memo Monday — the eve of the Senate vote on Obama’s jobs bill — that Congress will continue to suffer politically if the bill is defeated.

    David Axelrod said in a campaign memo that a majority of Americans believe another recession is coming or already here, and voters will punish Congress for failing to stop it.

    “So as members of Congress take up the American Jobs Act this week they need to understand that their failure to focus on what matters most to Americans is why disapproval for Congress is at a historic high – 80 percent,” Axelrod wrote, citing a CBS/New York Times poll.

    Using a slew of similar poll numbers favoring Obama, Axelrod wrote that the $447 billion jobs act is attracting more support as Obama has traveled around the country selling it.

    “The more people know about the American Jobs Act; the more they hear the president talking about it; the more they want Congress to pass the plan,” Axelrod wrote.

    While most of the memo trains its warnings and criticisms on Republicans, there is no mention of the Democratic senators who are likely to join the GOP minority in the Senate in voting against the plan.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-to-vote-on-obamas-jobs-bill/2011/10/10/gIQAl1L2aL_story.html?wpisrc=nl_fedinsider

  3. Ametia says:

    Wonkbook: Occupy the Senate!
    Posted by Ezra Klein at 07:37 AM ET, 10/11/2011

    Remember last week’s abrupt change to the Senate’s rules? This morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has an op-ed explaining what he feels happened, and why.

    Democrats,” he writes, “have one overriding objective this Congress: to create jobs and get our economy back on track. But our Republican colleagues are so dead set on preventing Democrats from passing job-creating legislation that they have been willing to abuse the rules of the Senate to grind the chamber to a halt.” This came to a head, Reid says, as the Senate tried to move to a final vote on a bill addressing China’s currency manipulation — a bill that had already broken the filibuster.

    “We offered votes on four amendments, and they wanted five. We offered five votes, and they wanted six. Finally, we offered votes on seven amendments, including a vote on an outdated version of President Obama’s American Jobs Act, with which Republicans were seeking to score political points. Still, Republicans refused. They came back with a demand for nine votes that required suspending the Senate’s rules. The same logic that allows for nine unstoppable motions to suspend the rules could lead to consideration of 99 such motions.”

    “The Republicans used a new stall tactic last week, one that is used infrequently in the history of the Senate. It was an attempt to make cloture meaningless — to say that the road to passage must include a vote-a-rama of unrelated, purely political votes. This is the practice we voted to change. The precedent we set merely returns the Senate to the regular order and only affects the ability of the minority to obstruct and delay after more than 60 senators have voted to end discussion. Now, 60 votes to end debate will mean debate actually ends, as the rules of the Senate intended.”

    I quote the op-ed at length for two reasons: First, Senate dysfunction is among the most pressing issues facing the country. Though there is a tendency to report on each stymied piece of legislation as a special snowflake that melted for its own unique reasons, it’s quite often the case, particularly in times of unified government, that the explanation for why, say, climate bills are bottled up is the same as the explanation for why unemployment benefits are lagging. And that explanation is minority obstruction driven by party discipline in the Senate. We have many pressing policy problems, but we can’t solve them until we overcome our many pressing procedural problems.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/wonkbook-occupy-the-senate/2011/10/11/gIQA9TIDcL_blog.html?wpisrc=nl_politics

  4. Pass The Jobs Bill, Congress!

  5. Hey 3chics: about that message of yours: “OCCUPY THE POLLS (OTP) REGISTER & VOTE 2012!”

    Beautiful. Catchy. Relevant. Pass it on!

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