Like everyone else in the conservative movement we are disgusted with the Senate's 18 Pelosi Republicans who betrayed conservatives and the GOP’s grassroots base to help
Democrats pass the “infrastructure” bill that funded practically everything we conservatives elect Republicans to oppose.
However, even after that betrayal this fight is far from over and attacking them must be deferred for the moment in favor of a more immediate effort – defeating Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ “infrastructure” bill.
First, we urge you to call these nine target Democrats who have said they are prepared to vote NO on the infrastructure bill. Next, take the next nine from our list of 45 vulnerable House Democrats to politely, but firmly, demand they vote NO on the outrageous “infrastructure” bill. Finally, sign one of the conservative letters to Congress opposing the destructive policies in the in the Senate-passed bill. Here’s a link to the Family Policy Alliance’s letter opposing taxpayer-funded abortion (yes, it’s part of the deal 18 Republican Senators voted for) and the bill’s tax increases from Americans for Prosperity.
We conservatives must turn up the heat on the vulnerable House Democrats, of which there are more than you might think – remember, a switch of just five votes would hand control of the House to Republicans, here are next nine Democrat Representatives to target:
Susan Wild PA-7: (484) 781-6000
Cheri Bustos IL-17: (309) 966-1813
Kurt Schrader OR-5: (503) 588-9100
Tim Ryan OH-13: (330) 630-7311
Jared Golden ME-2: (207) 249-7400
Sean Casten IL-6: (630) 520-9450
Charlie Crist FL-13: (727) 318-6770
Jimmy Gomez CA-34: (213) 481-1425
Mike Levin CA-49: (760) 599-5000
It’s important to remember that these Democrats aren’t conservatives. They may call themselves “moderates” or “centrists” and on most issues of concern to conservatives they will agree with the Far Left Democrat camp.
The big issues where they do disagree with the Far Left is on process and spending.
They want to know what’s in the bill before they vote on it, and they are inclined to think the Bernie Sanders-inspired $6 trillion price tag for both bills is too high.
Our message to these vulnerable Democrats is that we demand they know what is in the bill before voting on it, and that we won’t forget they blindly voted for this pork-filled monstrosity without knowing what’s in it. Tell them you want them to demand a vote on the infrastructure bill before there’s any vote on the much larger “reconciliation” package.
This puts them at odds with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who made clear in a recent letter to Pelosi, organized by the group’s top three leaders — chair Pramila Jayapal of Washington, first vice chair Katie Porter of California and whip Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — that said a survey of the 96 caucus members revealed that a majority are willing to withhold their votes for the infrastructure bill until the Senate passes “a robust reconciliation package” acceptable to progressives.
That means at least 49, potentially more, progressives won’t vote for the infrastructure bill, which is likely far more votes than could be offset by Republicans supporting the bill.
Media reports have it that Pelosi has caved to the progressives. Pelosi on Saturday, in a "Dear Colleague" letter to her fellow Democrats, warned against delaying next week's expected vote on the $3.5 trillion budget resolution (she gets that voting on the massive spending package in an election year is bad for Democrats).
This puts Pelosi in a tremendous bind. Putting the vote on the huge spending and Far Left policy package first calls the bluff of the centrists who have already threatened to vote against it, including:
Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5): (202) 225-4465
Ed Case (HI-1): (202) 225-2726
Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7): (202) 225-4272
Jared Golden (ME-2): (202) 225-6306
Jim Costa (CA-16): (202) 225-3341
Kurt Schrader (OR-5): (202) 225-5711
Filemon Vela (TX-34): (202) 225-9901
Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15): (202) 225-2531
Henry Cuellar (TX-28): (202) 225-1640
We agree pushing the vote into an election year is bad juju for Democrats, which is the whole point of our effort to delay the bill – a significant delay may lead to the whole thing being scuttled in favor of a continuing resolution to fund the government through the 2022 election.
And a delay means a major defeat for Pelosi and likely the end of her speakership.
Alternatively, getting the 45 Representatives on our list of vulnerable Democrats gives their Republican opponents a laundry list of great campaign issues from taxes and spending, to taxpayer-funded abortion, to the billions the bill spends on building a new surveillance state.
If you can’t reach these vulnerable Democrats at their DC or District offices, call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), urge them politely, but firmly, to oppose the infrastructure bill. If you wish to catch-up with the list, click here to go to the previous nine target Democrats.
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