The following is a form letter which could be sent to Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012 in order to persuade at least four to vote for repeal of Obamacare. It may be a bit, shall we say, more effective than the typical form letter:
Dear Democratic Senator,
I am a conservative activist in Colorado (insert state here), and I would like you to vote for repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, also know as Obama care. I’m not going to re-hash a laundry list of the problems with the bill – if you need ask, please talk to Paul Ryan. Rather, I am going to explain why it is in your best interest, and the best interest of the staffer reading this letter, that you vote for repeal.
There are roughly 20 Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. As you very well know, 2012 will be a tough year to get re-elected, as evidenced by the difficulties your party had finding someone to head up the DSCC this cycle. The election of November 2010 resulted in the largest Republican gains in the house in decades. Nationally, the GOP picked up 63 seats in what your own President admitted was a “shellacking”. The American people, needless to say, are not impressed with your actions in office. Do you remember the day health care passed the House? Do you remember the throngs of angry, disenfranchised citizens who descended upon Washington D.C. that day? Do you remember their vociferous opposition to the bill in town halls across America that summer? No, they did not come to love the bill once it was passed so they had a chance to see what was in it. They are still seething at the fact that Democrats ignored the will of the American people, and they are currently plotting your defeat in the next election.
I am one of those people. There will be a list, circulated far and wide across this great nation, of Democratic senators who must be defeated in 2012. Your name will be on it. There will be fundraising appeals, volunteer drives, and phone calls from all across the nation targeting (politically) your state. Even though I live in Colorado (insert your state here), I will be part of this movement. I will make sure that your opponent has what it takes to win, no matter if that candidate is the top young up and comer in the GOP or mbecker’s dead white cat (insert culturally relevant reference here). You know that this is not an empty boast because of the success of your colleague Senator Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund, which succeeded in unseating not only Democratic senators, but also GOP senators who had strayed from conservative principles. Moreover, starting today I will be tracking all of your staff, especially those that screen letters. I will do my utmost to shine a spotlight on them and their activities, whether they go on to work as a lobbyist or as an adviser to another elected official. I will attempt to make their names so politically toxic that they will never be able to get another political job again.
You have one chance to redeem yourself. If you and your staff would like a future in politics, you must vote to repeal the health care bill. Much like Joe Manchin saved his senate race by literally destroying the cap and trade bill, you can save your seat by admitting that the American people do not want Obama care, and voting accordingly. If you do this, you will hold on to the independent voters who gave you the seat in the first place and take your name off the list of the worst offenders in the senate which will be targeted by conservatives. It’s your choice. The nation awaits your vote.
(insert name here)