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Baron Hill and SCHIP: Saved By the Bell

tmpphpomacva.jpgThis was the ad that we had placed in the Bloomington Herald Times for publication in Baron Hill’s district on Sunday when we discovered that he had changed his vote on S-CHIP.

Written by the incomparable Digby, we thought you’d like to see it anyway.

We’re switching our resources to the other Democrats who are still refusing to vote to override George Bush’s veto: Jim Marshall (D-GA), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Bob Etheridge (D-NC), Gene Taylor (D-MS).

From the Atlanta Journal Consitution today:

Marshall’s spokesman, Doug Moore, said Marshall is unlikely to change his position and he played down the chances that the phone campaign would hurt Marshall among his Democratic constituents.

“It’s impossible to predict an impact,” Moore said. “Some people were upset and some people were happy” with Marshall’s vote, he said. “But you’re only hearing from the upset ones. A lot of constituents agree with the way Jim voted.”


This is rather amusing, since Democrats are quick to argue that they aren’t hearing from progressives when they want to justify their vote on something reactionary. Now all of a sudden there’s a silent conservative majority out there. Tell me, who are these people that are so excited about cutting funding to children’s health care?

We’re going to keep the pressure up.

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