In response to potentially catastrophic actions by the republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare – and, in the process, to defund Planned Parenthood – Democratic leaders are responding with…talking.
Reports the Huffington Post, Democrats in Congress plan to hold a late night “talkathon” to address the extreme actions being taken by the far right to strip millions of Americans of their healthcare:
“On Monday night, Senate Democrats plan to stay up late, delivering floor speeches and Facebook Live broadcasts attacking the Republicans’ drive to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law. They will also pressure Republicans over their push to defund Planned Parenthood and to make significant cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid.”
This mild-mannered reaction appears in stark contrast to obstructionist tactics employed by Senate republicans to thwart virtually all of President Obama’s agenda. Such tactics included fillibustering legislation, threatening government funding, holding hearings and conducting investigations.
Thus far, no Senate Democrats are calling for such tactics to be employed. Tell your members of Congress that you expect them to do more than talking!