A Nadler Constituent (Like Us)

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TPM Reader R chimes in …

I can’t tell you how angry I am with the house progressives that are not willing to pass the Senate Bill. I live in Rep. Nadlers district in NY and called all of his offices this morning. And while I cannot say for certain, my impression was that they were getting a lot of backlash about the statements made by Barney Frank and Anthony Weiner. The honest truth is that moderate Democrats and Conservative Democrats have been taking tough votes all year. Now it’s time for progressives to support this president and take a tough vote for once and pass the senate bill.

If they want to fix it down the line, fine with me. I live everyday with the knowledge that if I get sick, I will lose everything I have worked for. I make pretty good money and I am lucky to have work in this recession, but I can’t get health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. If the progressives and my own rep hang me out to dry there will be primary challenges. There are bands of people like me all over progressive districts that learned how to win a campaign by doing the hard work that got this president elected. The networks of organizers that were built during the presidential campaign may not be as visible now, but trust me they still exist and their bonds are strong. And if they think that we can’t primary a Progressive Democrat in a safe seat than maybe they should have a conversation with Hillary Clinton and she can tell them about what we are capable of. Thanks for listening, I hope you will post this. Don’t let the Huffington’s and the Fire Dog Lakes of the world let you think that they speak for all progressives and Democrats, we still support our president and we know the best path is to pass the senate bill rather than ending up empty handed whining about Republicans.

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