The heat over Social Security will die down as the corporate media continues to push the company line that the chained CPI is a brave and noble solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Obama will have the entire summer to court and spark the Republicans he thinks he can woo to support it.
And then the shit will hit the fan in September, when the sequester’s continuing resolution expires, and this will pushed as part of a deal to settle it. Do not rest, do not assume Obama is going to let go of his shitty, undemocratic Grand Bargain.
When your congressperson is home for the summer, call and find out when they’re holding public meetings, make sure to attend and bring all your friends. We need to scare the shit out of these people. You saw how the teabaggers did it, now it’s our turn.
Besides Isakson, Rubio and Crapo, Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) Roger Wicker (Miss.) dined with Obama.
[...] After Wednesday night’s dinner, Obama has not recently dined with 21 Senate Republicans. They are: John Barrasso (Wyo.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), John Cornyn (Texas), Ted Cruz (Texas), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Mike Lee (Utah), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Jim Risch (Idaho), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.) and David Vitter (La.).
Additionally, the two dinners have included all but three Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee: Cornyn, Grassley and Portman. The Finance panel oversees Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and taxes.
If any of these clowns represent you, keep the heat on. Don’t let them think they can get away with this.
(h/t DUI Lawyer David Benowitz.)