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March 18, 2010

All Politics Is Local

Posted by Dave Blount at March 18, 2010 10:41 AM

Unable to get through to Congressional Dems because they've unplugged their phones and hidden under the desk? Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) offers advice: let state legislators feel your wrath too.

"If the people in Washington aren't willing to listen, if the Democrats aren't willing to listen, then call your local state elected officials and tell them that you'll hold them personally accountable to what Nancy Pelosi is going to do the American people in Washington this week," Hoekstra told The Daily Caller of his "Make it Local" idea. …
It's something Hoekstra said is an effective means of putting pressure on Democrats. "There's no doubt that if my state reps' phones started ringing off the hook on a federal issue they would call me and want me to know, and say, 'Hey Pete, you know the people in Michigan are really feeling passionate about this.'"

Tea Partiers are also taking a local approach:

In an e-mail to supporters last night, Tea Party Patriots encouraged those who oppose the bill to call and visit the local district offices of the targeted members of Congress. They also pushed activists to call state elected officials to "remind them that they have political influence and you want them to exercise it."

Not that Congress should be spared from an unending torrent of polite but firm calls for even considering using un-Constitutional means to ram through the outrageous ObamaCare power grab. Dick Morris lists both DC and local numbers for swing Congresscritters.

On a tip from Rebecca.