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exhausted father 🌹
Hey! If you’re a Democrat in a red state and you’ve spent the last month screaming at your Senator about DeVos - thank you
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @SenSchumer
What you have done is way harder than me calling every day and just whispering “primary” into the phone
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
And right now you might be feeling pretty low!
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
With all of your calls and faxes and letters you might have thought your Senator was going to listen to obvious, obvious reason
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
And right now it feels like it didn’t do anything - that they were able to just tune you out, without fear of consequence
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
But let me absolutely ASSURE you - they heard you. They know you’re there.
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
And they’re absolutely scared shitless. They’re fucking terrified.
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
This is not some piddly letters-to-the-editor bullshit right here. You all have been absolutely inundating them!
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
They’ve been shutting down voicemail! They’ve been RUNNING FROM TOWN HALLS
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
They have never - NONE OF THEM - seen this level of engagement from the public. Ever.
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
And the only thing that is keeping them from pissing their khakis right now is the assumption that you will get discouraged and go away
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
They think that if they can just get through until the spring everyone will become dejected and give up and tune out.
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
If this is just the crazy spring of 2017, they can go back to gutting our nation like a fish. But if it’s the new normal…
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
If this is just American Political Life, 2017-???, then they’ve got a huge problem
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
Now I don’t think they’re going to get woke. They’re not going to suddenly become the good guys.
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
But we need them scared. We need them saying, “If we touch the ACA my constituents are going to literally eat me. Literally.”
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
We need them to look at the Trump administration and say, “What am I actually getting out of this guy?”
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
So I am going to ask you to keep calling and facing and mailing and going to town halls
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
Because we need them to know that we’re still paying attention. And this becomes especially important with someone like DeVos
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exhausted father 🌹 Feb 7
Replying to @markpopham
They own her now. She is 100% theirs. And every time she screws up. Every terrible thing she does. Every horrible thing she says.
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