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June 30, 2009

Results of Calls to Republican Leaders about #CapnTr8ors

Because of a plumbing emergency yesterday, I didn’t get to follow my own advice regarding making examples of the eight Republicans who voted for the Democrats’ national energy tax (Capntr8ors) until today.  Here are the results of my calls:

  • I called the office of House Republican Leader John Boehner (on Twitter) at (202) 225-4000 and asked what was being done about the Capntr8ors.  The fellow who answered the phone sounded confused.  I then asked specifically how they were going to be punished–perhaps by being removed from committee assignments.  He had no answer but told me that he would pass on my message.
  • I called the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC on Twitter) at (202) 479-7000 and asked why CapnTr8ors Lance and Reichert are part of their “Patriot Program.”  I was transferred to someone’s voice messaging system and left a message asking that question and why the NRCC is raising money for these traitors.
  • I called the Freedom Project, “a political action committee (PAC) established in 1995 to provide assistance to Republican candidates for federal office” (“About“), at (202) 543-9495 and asked why CapnTr8ors Lance and Reichert are listed in “Featured Key Races” on their home page.  The young man who answered was in agreement with me and said he would talk to the webmaster, though I don’t know how that would help.
  • I called the Republican National Committee (RNC on Twitter) at (202) 863-8500 (and pressed 1) and was told that they would not be giving any money or other support to the CapnTr8ors.

June 27, 2009

#Capntr8ors CANNOT Change Votes

According to the GovTrack.us blog, the Capntr8ors cannot change their votes (“Can representatives change their vote?“).

Here is the relevant passage from the House Rules:

Before the result of a vote has been finally and conclusively pronounced by the Chair, but not thereafter, a Member may change his vote (V, 5931–5933, 6093, 6094; VIII, 3070, 3123, 3124, 3160), and a Member who has answered “present” may change it to “yea” or “nay” (V, 6060). However, a vote given by a Member may not be withdrawn without leave of the House (V, 5930). (page 803, section 1017)

Thanks to StopTheLiberalsNow (Stop The Liberals Now website) for the links.

Make Examples of the #Capntr8ors

Filed under: Economics,Politics — Sofie @ 11:18 am
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We must make examples of the Capntr8ors, House Republicans who voted for the Democrats’ national energy tax yesterday–preferably before the Senate votes on the bill:

  1. We, conservative voters, must let the Capntr8ors and the Republican leadership know how angry we are.
  2. Contact John Boehner (on Twitter), the House Republican Leader, and demand that the Capntr8ors be removed from any positions of power or prestige.
  3. Contact Pete Sessions, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC (on Twitter)), and let him know that Capntr8ors Lance and Reichert are not Patriots, that their races should not be featured for raising money, and that you will not contribute to The Freedom Project or the NRCC until all the Capntr8ors are repudiated.
  4. Contact Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC (on Twitter)), and send him the same message:  no money or support for the Capntr8ors.
  5. Do not give money or support to any of the Capntr8ors or organizations that will contribute to them.
  6. Do give money and support to any conservatives who challenge the Capntr8ors in their primaries.

#Capntr8ors: Republicans Who Voted for the Democrats’ National Energy Tax

Eight Republicans voted for the Democrats’ national energy tax (HR 2454, cap and trade, Waxman-Markey):

  • Mary Bono Mack (CA-45)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-5330, F (202) 225-2961, e-mail contact form
    • Palm Springs, CA: T (760) 320-1076, F (760) 320-0596
    • Hemet, CA: T (951) 658-2312, F (951) 652-2562
  • Mike Castle (DE)
    • Washington, DC: T 202.225.4165, F 202.225.2291, e-mail contact form
    • Wilmington, DE: T 302.428.1902, F 302.428.1950
    • Dover, DE: T 302.736.1666, F 302.736.6580
    • Georgetown, DE: T 302.856.3334
    • Twitter: repmikecastle
    • Facebook: Mike Castle
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL-7)
    • Washington, DC: T 202-225-4835, F 202-225-0837, e-mail contact form
    • Northbrook, IL: T 847-940-0202, F 847-940-7143
  • Leonard Lance (NJ-7)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-5361, F (202) 225-9460, e-mail contact form
    • Westfield, NJ: T (908) 518-7733, F (908) 518-7751
    • Flemington, NJ: T (908) 788-6900, F (908) 788-2869
  • Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-2)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-6572, F (202) 225-3318, e-mail contact form
    • Mays Landing, NJ: T 1 (800) 471-4450, T(609) 625-5008, F (609) 625-5071
    • Facebook: Frank LoBiondo
  • John M. McHugh (NY-23)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-4611, F (202) 226-0621, e-mail contact form
    • Watertown, NY: T (315) 782-3150, F (315) 782-1291
    • Plattsburgh, NY: T (518) 563-1406, F (518) 561-9723
    • Mayfield, NY: T (518) 661-6486, F (518) 661-5704
    • Canastota, NY: T (315) 697-2063, F (315) 697-2064
    • Facebook: John McHugh
  • Dave Reichert (WA-8)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-7761, F (202) 225-4282, e-mail contact form
    • Mercer Island, WA: T (206) 275-3438, F (206) 275-3437, T 1 (877) 920-9208
    • Twitter: davereichert
  • Chris Smith (NJ-4)
    • Washington, DC: T 202-225-3765, F 202-225-7768, e-mail contact form
    • Hamilton, NJ: T 609-585-7878, F 609-585-9155
    • Whiting NJ: T 732-350-2300, F 732-350-6260

For more information on the bill and vote results, go here.

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