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Smile, Senator, you’re on Candid Camera



Watching Blanche Lambert Lincoln’s performance yesterday, so many feelings went through me, none of them, charitable, I’m afraid. But as I watched her vote against the public option that is so popular with so many in Arkansas and across the nation, I wondered if she was fully aware that for the first time in her senate career, of just how many eyes were upon her.

True, she has been on C-Span, and while I occasionally tune in to that network, to be honest, it’s sort of like the public access of national networks. She can get away with all sorts of votes that pull the wool over the eyes of her more progressive/liberal supporters in Arkansas.

But this time? Not so much. Anyone with a television and half a brain was watching her vote yesterday.

Still, I’m not sure that the senator from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fully understands the anger and sense of betrayal that so many felt yesterday. She still clings to the canard that a majority of people in Arkansas oppose the public option, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

I’m guessing that someone is telling Lincoln that this will all blow over, and that all of her supporters will rally to her come election time. She is so sadly mistaken. This issue is the litmus test; they just can’t hold their noses and vote for you ant longer, Senator.

There are other options open to voters.


Then again . . .

We know that the Tea Party folks are really good at communicating with their congressional representatives. It only takes five minutes to go online and do it.

Tired of getting the “Some of us have jobs! Families! Responsibilities! Dogs and Cats to Feed! Music to download! Episodes of Survivor to watch!” line from people? 

Not that it will sink in, but remind them once again that it only takes a few minutes go online and send a message to Lincoln’s office. The Tea Party folks are finding the time.


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