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Old 05-19-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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I emailed all the republicans and I appealed to their intelligence and compassion and tried to keep my email civil and not combative. Do the Republicans realize how heartless they are all appearing or they just don't care. The unemployed man that spoke yesterday at the press conference made me cry, so I cannot understand how that would not move anyone to action on this. I cannot wait until July for a resolution.
NC republicans have a political dna mix that is colored with a sense of entitlement and self-righteousness overlain with unregulated greed and selfishness. I find it very puzzeling when I hear them say they are for extending eb but block every piece of legislation that would make it happen while at the same time cry for billions of dollars in tax breaks from the government. Freakin nuts
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Wow just wow, I must have hit a nerve with the self righteous right.

I suspect, Mr C, that your e-mail will do more to solidify the partisan divide than to resolve it. Given that the GOP caucus has never had any intent to play political games on this issue, seeing that you are basically parroting the Democratic talking points here, it will make more members angry and unwilling to listen to you than it will to help achieve your cause. You may suspect that are were political and partisan games taking place in the Republican caucus surrounding this issue, but the only thing I saw was a concerted effort to ensure that UI checks would continue for the unemployed despite an almost certain budget veto and government shutdown.

Nobody likes to be lied about, propagandized, or have their good motives twisted into evil by partisan political spin. I have no problem voting for the UI package by itself, even though I recognize that getting 4 weeks of UI checks only to stop once the government shuts down is just as frustrating as the current situation – and that, somehow, will be blamed on Republicans as well. Messages like yours below will cause people to believe that any opposition is driven by political ideology alone, and will either solidify the opposition to your cause or will be ignored outright.

I sleep very well at night, thank you, and I am one who knows unemployment and poverty first hand and up close. If you want to actually move the members to consider your position, then I suggest you take a different approach from casting aspersions, repeating baseless propaganda, and name-calling, because all you are serving to do now is to drive the members away from the very position you support.

Hope that helps –

Sincerely,

Representative Glen Bradley
North Carolina State House
District 49: Franklin, Nash, Halifax
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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All:

I just discovered a new way to "communicate" with our representatives.

Using the spreadsheet from the houese and senate (North Carolina General Assembly - House) I filtered all the republicans then copied and pasted and fax numbers (some are duplicates) composed a quick letter in windows fax, plugged the modem into land line and hit send. I've been up since 4AM sending out resumes and calling reps and need a lunch break so I'm putting my computer to work while I take a break. I may try to mail merge my next one to personalize the message.

We have to remember that we are a special demographic of the 45000 affected. Consisting of tech savvy, well educated and acticulate. Let's use our old skills to our advantage.

Any other clever ideas?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Wow just wow, I must have hit a nerve with the self righteous right.

I suspect, Mr C, that your e-mail will do more to solidify the partisan divide than to resolve it. Given that the GOP caucus has never had any intent to play political games on this issue, seeing that you are basically parroting the Democratic talking points here, it will make more members angry and unwilling to listen to you than it will to help achieve your cause. You may suspect that are were political and partisan games taking place in the Republican caucus surrounding this issue, but the only thing I saw was a concerted effort to ensure that UI checks would continue for the unemployed despite an almost certain budget veto and government shutdown.

Nobody likes to be lied about, propagandized, or have their good motives twisted into evil by partisan political spin. I have no problem voting for the UI package by itself, even though I recognize that getting 4 weeks of UI checks only to stop once the government shuts down is just as frustrating as the current situation and that, somehow, will be blamed on Republicans as well. Messages like yours below will cause people to believe that any opposition is driven by political ideology alone, and will either solidify the opposition to your cause or will be ignored outright.

I sleep very well at night, thank you, and I am one who knows unemployment and poverty first hand and up close. If you want to actually move the members to consider your position, then I suggest you take a different approach from casting aspersions, repeating baseless propaganda, and name-calling, because all you are serving to do now is to drive the members away from the very position you support.

Hope that helps

Sincerely,

Representative Glen Bradley
North Carolina State House
District 49: Franklin, Nash, Halifax
Guys, there is no good in calling them names, etc. Though it's tough to do, you have to be logical and concise in your arguments. There is more harm than good to come from bashing and name-calling. Rep Bradley does have his head in the sand, but you gotta be the better man in this fight. Cooler heads will prevail.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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Wow just wow, I must have hit a nerve with the self righteous right.

I suspect, Mr C, that your e-mail will do more to solidify the partisan divide than to resolve it. Given that the GOP caucus has never had any intent to play political games on this issue, seeing that you are basically parroting the Democratic talking points here, it will make more members angry and unwilling to listen to you than it will to help achieve your cause. You may suspect that are were political and partisan games taking place in the Republican caucus surrounding this issue, but the only thing I saw was a concerted effort to ensure that UI checks would continue for the unemployed despite an almost certain budget veto and government shutdown.

Nobody likes to be lied about, propagandized, or have their good motives twisted into evil by partisan political spin. I have no problem voting for the UI package by itself, even though I recognize that getting 4 weeks of UI checks only to stop once the government shuts down is just as frustrating as the current situation and that, somehow, will be blamed on Republicans as well. Messages like yours below will cause people to believe that any opposition is driven by political ideology alone, and will either solidify the opposition to your cause or will be ignored outright.

I sleep very well at night, thank you, and I am one who knows unemployment and poverty first hand and up close. If you want to actually move the members to consider your position, then I suggest you take a different approach from casting aspersions, repeating baseless propaganda, and name-calling, because all you are serving to do now is to drive the members away from the very position you support.

Hope that helps

Sincerely,

Representative Glen Bradley
North Carolina State House
District 49: Franklin, Nash, Halifax
Mr. Bradley is right. Wnen you label and put people on the defensive it only drives them away.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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Guys, there is no good in calling them names, etc. Though it's tough to do, you have to be logical and concise in your arguments. There is more harm than good to come from bashing and name-calling. Rep Bradley does have his head in the sand, but you gotta be the better man in this fight. Cooler heads will prevail.
There was no name calling. That's why I said wow.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Add media fax numbers in while you at it. From the east to the west. Stokes county to Lenoir to all in between media. Ironically, some of the repubs represent counties that are in the worst shape. These people do not have the means to be heard. Email me at ewestbrock@live.com with your spreadsheet, I'll work up my own letter and add folks to it and hit the right buttons.


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All:

I just discovered a new way to "communicate" with our representatives.

Using the spreadsheet from the houese and senate (North Carolina General Assembly - House) I filtered all the republicans then copied and pasted and fax numbers (some are duplicates) composed a quick letter in windows fax, plugged the modem into land line and hit send. I've been up since 4AM sending out resumes and calling reps and need a lunch break so I'm putting my computer to work while I take a break. I may try to mail merge my next one to personalize the message.

We have to remember that we are a special demographic of the 45000 affected. Consisting of tech savvy, well educated and acticulate. Let's use our old skills to our advantage.

Any other clever ideas?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Mr. Bradley is right. Wnen you label and put people on the defensive it only drives them away.
Like they put a label on the unemployed? The reason he went on the defensive is because he knows they contradict everything they supposedly stand for when it comes to morals.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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Also, they can't be driven away anymore than now, if so they will fall off the edge of the earth. The time time to handle this with kid gloves has passed. I asked him questions and questioned their morals, this is what it has come down to. Watching people suffer and turn your head or do something about it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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