I’m Calling You Out, Eric

Maybe you saw my rant against you yesterday for reversing your campaign promise not to take campaign contributions from ‘Special Interests’. I was angry – I’m STILL angry. Why? Because I thought you were better than that. (By the way – I voted for Obama and wrote posts against Kuhl and Bush. I am NOT a Conservative Republican.)

I can just imagine the pressure put on you by the Democratic leadership. A little overwhelming, wasn’t it? The big shots probably praised you to high heaven saying, “Way to go, Eric! Beat a Republican Incumbent in friggin’ Upstate New York – you’ll go far here – Promise! – O needs guys like you! Don’t limit your thinking to regional politics!…..Now, the first rule is, ‘to get along, go along’ – you know that, right?”

And you nodded your head.

“Well of course you’ve got to get re-elected, right? The damn Republicans are targeting your district because they’re pissed about Kuhl and your election was so close, they almost won. You know that too, right?”

And you nodded your head.

“Well the first thing you’ve got to do is to forget that shit about ‘no special interest money’. It’s sad but that’s the only way we can get you elected. We respect your ideals, Eric, but you’re not going to help your district if you’re sitting in ‘I’ve got my Ideals – Loser Land.’ You want stuff for your people, right?”

And you nodded your head.

“OK – we want to help you get that stuff because it’s important for your people – AND, now that we’re in charge, we CAN help you – if you help us stay in power. Sound fair to you?”

And you nodded your head.

“Right. Uhh, look, Eric – we know this stinks – OF COURSE IT STINKS! – but what can we do? It is what it is. We didn’t invent this and let’s be real here – it’s NOT going to change. And isn’t it better with us in power helping the little guy rather than the fat cats helping their country club cronies? Of course! Sad but true – sad but true. So here’s how you can help us –and your district:

TOMORROW: “Your Move, Eric.”

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