Key Senator Contact information, via Michelle Malkin:
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5344
Toll Free: (800) 432-1599
Fax: (202) 224-1946
Email form here.
Webb contact info…
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Toll Free Number
Email form for Virginians here.
McCaskill contact info…
Missouri Office Locations
Please visit our Missouri offices
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Columbia, Mo 65201
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For those visiting D.C., please stop by our office at:
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United States Senate
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Washington, D.C. 20510
FAX (202) 228-6326
As the long march of communism through the culture and institutions nears completion, I am reminded of King Theoden’s speech in LOTR – How did it come to this?:
Yes, the orcs represent the commies.
Bill Kristol rallies the troops:
When a fellow conservative tried to cheer me up this morning by assuring me that the Senate Democrats’ victory on health care was going to be a Pyrrhic one, I realized I didn’t remember much about Pyrrhus.
I went of course to Wikipedia. That fine reference work defines a Pyrrhic victory as “a victory with devastating cost to the victor.” It also provides this quotation from Plutarch’s Life of Pyrrhus, describing the aftermath of the battle of Asculum in 279 BCE:
“The armies separated; and, it is said, Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that one more such victory would utterly undo him. For he had lost a great part of the forces he brought with him, and almost all his particular friends and principal commanders; there were no others there to make recruits, and he found the confederates in Italy backward. On the other hand, as from a fountain continually flowing out of the city, the Roman camp was quickly and plentifully filled up with fresh men, not at all abating in courage for the loss they sustained, but even from their very anger gaining new force and resolution to go on with the war.”
So: Pyrrhus’s victory became Pyrrhic because the victorious party lost many of its supporters–but also because the opposition didn’t abate in courage, was able to gain new recruits, and had the force and resolution to go on.
So: Fight on with respect to health care. Fight on other fronts. And recruit new fighters. In a word: Fight.
Ace Of Spades:
Great analysis of what’s going on with the legislation, and Obama’s plummeting popularity. Go read it.
The price tag, via The Weekly Standard:
CBO: Real 10-Year Cost of Senate Bill Still $2.5 Trillion
With Obamacare, you get the good, the bad, and the ugly — except for the first part.
The Congressional Budget Office’s score is in for the final Senate health bill, and it’s amazing how little Americans would get for so much.