White House trying to salvage surgeon general nomination

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White House trying to salvage surgeon general nomination

Greg Russak‘s insight:

Generally speaking, Democrats have too little spine most of the time and on too many issues. It’s always been my biggest gripe with them as a group.


Republicans have their own unique form of cowardice. In this case, carrying the NRA’s water is just as cowardly and even more reprehensible in my opinion. 


Embracing the radical extremism of today’s NRA and ginning up ridiculous fears in the minds of some Americans over Second Amendment rights merely for political gain is worse than not having the courage to stand up against the NRA.


Put another way, the GOP’s fear-mongering is far worse than the Democrats’ fearfulness.


Allowing the NRA to threaten politicians over things like surgeon general nominations serves only to prove once again that our elected officials are beholden to special interests and their money instead of us.


How about we as citizens send our own message?


Let’s keep fighting together to get Big and Secret Money out of politics so we can actually have representatives who represent us.


Here are some suggestions….


First, co-sponsor the American Anti-Corruption Act



Next, get involved in the conversations about money in politics, what to do about it, and give your support to groups who are working hard to change things.


Groups like….

Coffee Party USA (http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/)

Move To Amend (http://movetoamend.org/)

Wolf PAC (http://www.wolf-pac.com/)


Then, look for ways to take action in the real world, too! Here’s one.

Find a "rapid response" event near you in preparation for when the Supreme Court decides on McCutcheon v FEC at 



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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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