Betty McCollum needs to be voted out!!!

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21 July 2010

Free Speech is a Right, as Long as Betty McCollum Agrees

When the Obamacare debate was heating up in early March, I started doing research on my rep, Betty McCollum.  I called her office to voice my displeasure with Obamacare, even sent her an email with different topics.  In return, I received a generic email that didn’t even address what I wrote (oh well, at least pampered pro athletes respond to every fan mail they get, ie. Joe Mauer).  I then discovered Betty had a Facebook page; actually three pages.  Betty, Betty for Congress and Betty the Rep. So I became a friend or fan of all 3.

First of all, Betty doesn’t really use the pages; she never posts anything of value on them, and on 2 of them never made a post. The only things that were posted were on her Betty 4 Congress page, and it’s the parades she is attending, as well as her press releases.  There were the occasional post from one of her fans/friends, but they were typical along the lines of “You are doing great” or “please pass Obamacare”.  In reviewing her friends/fans, most weren’t even from her district.  There was never a post that contained a critical thought; till I came along on 21 March 2010.  

I started asking questions, posting articles I found related to Obamacare and how it was bad for the economy and not what was promised, as well as questions on the economy.  Additionally, I would ask when she would hold a townhall or meet with her constituents.  I never received an answer, or response from Betty or her team (now that isn’t surprising; when was the last time she talked to a constituent or held a townhall).  Not even from her fans/friends; though I did receive several comments that did agree with me.  My comments/questions filled up her wall on all 3 pages.

Once I started with my dissension and critical thinking questions, I knew that my FB relationship with Betty would one day end.  I am sorry to say, Betty de-friended me recently a couple weeks ago.  She shut down her Betty page, and de-friended me on her Betty 4 Congress page.  Betty, it hurts; hurts down deep that you de-friended me.  We had a good 3 1/2 month run, but without warning you ended it.  Life goes on and I have found someone else.  I support Teresa Collett.  Now this is a woman that will do our district some good!!!

Because she had three pages, I didn’t know which one she used, so in order to ensure my message was received, I would post it on all 3 pages.  Below are some samples; unfortunately the rest are now in the bit-bucket, but I am still a friend on the Betty the Rep page (for now; I am sure they will figure out who I am once this is posted and delete me there too).  In fact, when I joined, I declared exactly why I joined.

Actually, I am not your fan, but I am a constituent. Way to go on your vote tonight. Can't wait to help elect anybody but a democrat to your seat. Heck, I won't vote for any democrat for that matter.
March 21 at 11:56pm · Comment · Like · Flag

I love this country!!! And I served in the military protecting our freedoms; I think I will exercise my first amendment right to free speech. If you want to sign a repeal the bill petition, you can do so on the Tea Party fan page...

Will Betty censor me by deleting...

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March 25 at 10:24pm · Comment · Like · Flag

This is good insight into the healthcare bill...

April 6 at 10:43am · Comment · Like · Flag

Tax Shock from the new healthcare bill...

April 9 at 10:46am · Comment · Like · Flag

Feel bad for those that are going to lose their healthcare because it is cheaper for companies to pay the fine than the healthcare costs, but it is a decision I understand. This wasn't supposed to happen though, the selling point of the bill was everyone could keep their insurance...guess nobody thought this would hap...
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May 7 at 9:08pm · Comment · Like · Flag

Last week a bill to reform Freddie and Fannie was put to vote. This reform would save us taxpayers over $30 Billion. Betty, you voted against it...Why? Haven't we spent enough? When are we going to start cutting?

All this spending, and you couldn't pass a budget? Unbelievable; record debt, and now with no budget, how do you plan? 22 at 6:41pm · Comment · Like · Flag

I understand it is Betty’s page, and she can regulate who posts, and what is posted; I have no problem with that.  I am not even going to holler about Free Speech.  What I will say is, this is typical Betty McCollum.  She is hiding, and she won’t face her constituents.  Free speech is ok, as long as Betty agrees.

Now if you go to her Betty 4 Congress page, she has blocked fans from making comments, other than on Betty’s posts.  In other words, Fans can’t make a comment.  Was I the reason?  I don’t know; maybe, but it doesn’t really matter.  Al Franken doesn’t let his Fan’s make comments on his Wall either.  Senator Scott Brown shut down comments on his wall last week after he made the decision to support the Financial Regulation Bill; but until he did that, his Fans were making hilarious comments about the RINO.

We hear about the Teaparty every day and how it is filled with Republicans, Independents and disenfranchised Democrats.  I know many Democrats that are now going to vote against Democrat incuments, and Independents that will vote against Democrat incumbents.  I don’t know of any Republicans or Independents who say, “Gee, I like what is going on, I think I will vote Democrat incumbent”.  You see Betty, America is pissed off!!!

In the meantime, Betty will continue to ignore her constituents, and hope they vote her back in.  Meanwhile, there is a significant percentage of unhappy voters that will be making a decision.  Betty, your constituents aren’t ignoring you; blogs are popping up like this one, a Facebook page has been setup, Dump Betty McCollum and Tweets about you abound.  

Betty, I think you forgot who you work for; you don’t work for Nancy Pelosi (though 97% of your votes are inline with her, which makes one wonder).  You work for me, my neighbor, the people across town and all of MNCD4.  

You owe it to your constituents to hold a townhall and answer our questions.  

You owe it to your constituents to debate Teresa Collett.  

You owe it to your constituents to just talk to us!!!

Betty, you can run and hide, but you will have to come out and clear out your office for Teresa.  Feel free to comment Betty, I see the House of Representatives is on my blog everyday!!!

1 comment:

  1. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Tea Party for electing Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown since he voted for the Financial Reform Bill and help the President of the United States with another legislative victory, thank you Tea Party. Have you heard of “Unintended Consequences” or “Blowback”? Was he working for the Tea Party, himself or our Country, hmmm only you can answer this one?

    The problem is this. Tea Party candidates will win a number of these congressional races because local districts are often safely partisan in nature. They can make their wild, unfounded claims, crazy accusations, etc., and win. That means not only are we likely to see an increase in Republican seats in both houses, we're likely to see more antics, more insanity, more stupidity. At the same time they're going to do everything they can to derail Obama's policies which will likely mean high unemployment, a moribund economy, and more compromises on policy positions that make no one happy.

    That could literally mean that if the Republicans put up a legitimate candidate in 2012, they could win. Such a result is bad enough, but the likely response for the Democrats is to move further to the "middle" to placate voters. As we've seen over the last decade, the "middle" in American politics is basically on the verge of being an 80s Republican. Increasingly that means we'll have a political landscape of a conservative party and ratfuck insane parties. The former, given it's track record, slowly moving to the right, the latter, given it's track record, loudly screaming "socialism, communism, fascism!!!"

    If we continue on this course, privatization will be socialism.