Saturday, April 09, 2005
If It Is To Be, Then It Is Up To Me
Atrios at Eschaton catches Phyllis Schafly calling for punishing the judges in the Terri Schiavo case and then, four days later, advocating the execution of young kids. Save the vegetables, kill the kiddies? As an Eschaton commenter says:
"Culture of Life" is a sick joke. I wish Democrats would hang this around their necks-- not literally of course.Why wait for someone to do it? Atrios is obviously hoping that WE do it ourselves. Write letters. Make phone calls to call-in shows. Discuss it with those folks who were sick to their stomachs over Randall Terry's telling Tom DeLay to pass a bill of attainder for the Schindlers. When talking to moderate Republicans horrified by DeLay's actions, make sure you mention this part of the WP article Atrios cites:
This was no collection of fringe characters. The two-day program listed two House members; aides to two senators; representatives from the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America; conservative activists Alan Keyes and Morton C. Blackwell; the lawyer for Terri Schiavo's parents; Alabama's "Ten Commandments" judge, Roy Moore; and DeLay, who canceled to attend the pope's funeral.Hit your Republican friends and acquiantances over the head with this. These lunatics control the Republican Party, and the only way they're going to be stopped is if the sane Republicans leave the party en masse and form a new one -- or become Democrats. Write letters to the big national papers: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Bring it up on radio and TV call-in shows discussing the "culture of life": National Public Radio: 1-800-989-TALK (8255); MSNBC: 1-888-MSNBC-USA C-Span's Washington Journal: Democrats (202) 585-3881 Republicans (202) 585-3880 Others (202) 585-3882 And you can even inject some truth into the cons' hate-radio sessions (you'll have to pretend to be the biggest idiot in the known universe to get on the air -- these people don't knowingly let liberals on very often): Rush Limbaugh Phone: 800-282-2882 Fax: 212-563-9166 Sean Hannity Phone: 800-941-7326 Fax: 212-613-3823 Laura Ingraham Phone: 800-876-4123 Bill O'Reilly Phone: 877-966-7746 Fax: 212-301-4229 Michael Reagan Phone: 800-468-6453 Fax: 888-226-4430 Go out and have fun!
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