Ep. 6: ReTHUGliQans Betrayed our Vets!
How dare they? ReTHUGliQans Betrayed our Vets!
Welcome to another episode of Hell Hath No Fury™, a how-to series to empower YOU to help create the best big blue wave this November.
My name is Ana Maria, and I am host of Sassy Political Coach™.
Like many of you, I am sick to my stomach as more rounds of the unfathomable immoral with ReTHUGliQan horror show plays out before our eyes. For example, the one complete with their self-congratulatory fist bumps on the U.S. Senate floor.
And why were the ReTHUGliQans fist bumping each other? Because they had cast their vile and evil votes, votes that denied our brave, courageous and patriotic vets the health care that they need and deserve.
And more than that, they are owed. And who owes it? We do. We owe them. The U.S. Government, the U.S. people.
By the way, that’s ReTHUGliQan spelled with Q-A-N.
Yeah, those senators’ actions are just disgusting. They have betrayed our trust to do the right thing, the moral thing for our family members, our people, our nation.
Yeah, you’re right. That’s the correct word for those senators.
Over and over again, we learn that we must elect Democrats to public offices throughout our nation at every single solitary level, from the city hall to the halls of congress, andboth the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and from the local schoolhouse — enter Uvaldi – to the White House.
Thank God, we elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice president, and they were sworn into office. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve elected other democrats this century that were not sworn into office because of various tricks that the ReTHUGliQans have played.
This bill will reverse the burden of proof and finally leave veterans that their illnesses are a result of their service that put them in harm’s way. For example, expose these vets to hazardous waste incineration in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At the press conference held after the ReTHUGliQans betrayed our vets, one of the signs said “Veterans blood is on republican hands.”
Absolutely. Indeed, it is.The ReTHUGliQans blocked this patriotic bill from coming to a vote because of the damned filibuster.
So let’s talk about how important it is to stop using this procedure in the U.S. Senate and how electing two additional Democratic senators is critical to doing just that. Because, folks, when we do, we can finally get straight up and down votes on pieces of legislation that’s near and dear to our hearts, like this one for vets.
VA secretary Dennis McDonough told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he refuses to bow to the well, I call it the blackmail of the ReTHUGliQans demand because, “I can’t in good conscience do that because the outcome of that will be rationing of care for vets, which is something I just can’t sign on.”
Of course! No one should even consider it.
I personally have vets in my own damn family who depend on the VA for health care, and I’m sure many of you do as well. And the reason that any of this is an issue is because, again, the ReTHUGliQans are in positions of political power.
And each of us, you and me and the people around us who share our values, our visions of America, where we really want to make good on the saying that America is the land of the free, home of the brave, we must vote for every Democrat on every ballot, however many times we’re voting each and every year.
Primary, runoff, general runoff, local elections, judicial elections, state and federal elections.
THIS is how we rid our nation of these individuals being in positions of power.
And this brings us to the filibuster, which is nothing more than a procedure that is unique to the U.S. Senate. Traditionally, it allows any Senator to talk on and on and on about anything they want to say to prevent a vote from coming to a head. But to put an end to this requires 60 votes.
But we only need 50 votes in order to change the procedure in any way, shape, or form.
Okay, right now we have 48. We have 48 U.S. Senators, 48 Democratic U.S. Senators who are willing to alter or end the filibuster in some sort of way.
Fantastic! This is why we need to elect two additional fabulous Democratic Senators. And then it won’t matter what the other two US Senators on the Democratic side do.
Also, it won’t matter whatever the heck that the ReTHUGliQans do, because we will have the votes by virtue of the U.S. Constitution. When there is a tie vote in the U.S. Senate, it is the Vice President who casts the deciding vote.
Today, that would mean it’s Vice President Kamala Harris. Thank goodness! And that is the reason that I’m pushing so hard for us to channel some of our anger and rage, fury and frustration into volunteering for three Democratic Senate candidates who can unseat three MAGAtypes or MAGAts for short.
Tim Ryan in Ohio, Sherry Beasley in North Carolina and John Federman in Pennsylvania. And at the same time, we have four great Democratic U.S. Senators who need our help to be reelected.
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona, Senator Raphael Warnock in Georgia, and Senator Maggie Hassen in Maine.
Look, you don’t even have to be in their state. You can be making phone calls from your state. And it doesn’t matter where you live. You just sign up with the campaign, and they will take care of everything. They will train you. They will give you all the material that you need in order to call the voters that they’re asking you to call.
I talk about this specifically in Episode 3, Cell Phone Activism.
You’ll find their links to their campaigns on my website, sassypoliticalcoach.com.
When we elect these Democratic Senators in November, they take office on January 3 and then that’s when we can rock and roll on veterans bills, codifying Roe v. Wade, gun safety, voter rights, marital equality, the environment, the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act, and expanding the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, and so much more.
I know that in the meantime, there will be continued and unnecessary suffering by our brave men and women who have served our nation either in the armed forces or as first responders.
I really wish that I had a magic wand to make all of this suffering go away. I’m working on it, so you’ll have to give me a little time. And in the meantime, what I can do is give you a road map, because we, the fabulous members of the Hell Hath No Fury™ Brigade, can make this happen.
Si se puede. Yes, we can. And moreover, we must.
So for those of you who have or can find the time and energy, please, please join in on this great experiment in democracy so we can get this done.
The great experiment meaning the United States of America. We are, after all, the ones we are waiting for.
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