Okay, the Republicans have opened up the pandora’s box of using one family’s tragedy to score political points. It’s awful, it’s reprehensible, but it’s happened.
And the worst thing is the probably WILL score political points after this.
As I see it, we have the following options:
1. Do nothing and hope this all goes away.
2. Bitch and complain and hope that someone hears us.
3. Take action.
Right now I’m leaning toward number 3, because of the overwhelming number of Americans who are also disgusted by Congress’s actions of yesterday and today.
But what do we do? Hold a march? Email? Call?
I don’t think this is enough. I think what our congress is doing right now is so unbelievably bad, that is requires us do something big, huge, smelly and snarky.
My thought is this, and it’s inspired by Hunter’s excellent rant on dKos. I think we should start a blogosphere drive to either purchase copies of medical dictionaries for Bill Frist, or start a drive to purchase copies of the United States Constitution for all of the senators and representatives who are using their public offices to get involved in one family’s tragedy.
I want to hear from y’all here in Booman Tribune what you think we should do. I’d also like to know if anyone has some thoughts on logistics on how to get this mass drive started.
We’ve had success doing stuff like this recently, in buying roses for Boxer and in the Sinclair Broadcast boycott. I think this is something we need to do now and quickly.