Good job to all those who called and let their opinions be known to their Representatives. We’re starting to get under their skin, but it needs to be a sustained effort. Every time Boehner does something weak kneed or in lockstep with Obama, we need to pick up the phone and give them a repeat lesson on what the people want. This is proof that they hear us when we contact them in significant numbers. Let’s use that weapon regularly and often.
It wasn’t the Republican votes against House Speaker John Boehner that truly rattled the GOP leadership, it was the phone calls.
There were hundreds of them, jamming the phone lines of the district and Capitol offices of dozens of House GOP lawmakers.
The callers were not angry about legislation. Nor were they asking for help with a local matter. They were demanding their representative vote against Boehner Tuesday in his bid to win election to a third term as speaker.
For the GOP leadership, the flood of calls was a game changer. It thrusted the leadership into triage mode as it scrambled to heal the growing rift among House Republicans. …..