Thanks, Willy, for pointing us to the  report about which states will benefit the most from health care reform. I would love to send the report to my ersatz Congressman, but facts, data, rational arguments can’t pierce his smug little cocoon.

Blaine Leutkemeyer’s email “newsletter” (propaganda rag) arrived, appropriately enough, in my JUNK folder. Even my computer recognizes toxic crap, and I had to really think about the injunction to “mark as safe.”

It’s hard to choose which lie to hate the most in his nasty, unpatriotic diatribe because of the cloud of hypocrisy hiding his true motives.

I am anxious to begin work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find bi-partisan solutions that will enable America’s employers, workers, small business owners and entrepreneurs to create jobs for our families.

Gimme a break !

But the most dangerous thing these anarchist Repugs are doing is undermining the basic function of a representative democracy by blocking, sabotaging, poisoning the business of Congress. Pernicious. That’s a word I haven’t used in a long time, but it jumps out at me when I read the blatant misrepresentations of fact in Leutkemeyer’s messages.

Two days ago, I also received his year-end report and district survey by snail mail. He truly wants our opinions (so he says) although his town hall meetings by telephone are canned kiss-up sessions and his “survey” choices don’t even mention health care, solving the climate crisis or regulating the financial institutions that created the mess we’re in.

I returned the survey with plenty of my opinions. Even though the rational folks among us know that Blaine doesn’t give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks (except those who faun over him and agree with every word dripping out of his lying mouth,) we have to keep letting him know how far out in right field he is.

And we have to keep asking them what their party has done for the American people (and I don’t mean just bank owners and corporate CEO’s) in the last 15-20 years.  Chris Matthews and others on MSNBC are hitting Repug guests pretty hard with that question, and we should make it the central question of the 2010 elections.  They are masters of deception and distraction, and we need to cut the strings they use to make us dance to their tune. A good offense is the best defense, and we need to tell them to show up to play or hit the showers. (Gawd, I’m glad the football season is almost over.)

Even though it seems hopeless, we have to let them know they don’t represent us. I hope all  Democrats, Independents and rational Republicans  will make a New Year’s resolution to make it a habit to contact their reps in D.C.  For those in the 23 counties that make up the 9th district, go to http://www.leutkemeyer.house.gov

phone (202) 225-2956 fax (202) 225-5712.