Here at Happy Acres the progressives are marching as to war on the health care issue. In advance of our forthcoming meeting, I have prepared a model message for our Republican senators. In keeping with the zeitgeist, my draft is chock full ‘o lies.
Please feel free to adapt it, as appropriate.
MODEL CONSTITUENT MESSAGE
Dear Senator Knownothing:
I am Arius A. Aardvark and a constituent of yours, who happily voted for you the last time you ran and who normally votes Republican. In 2016 I was a proud Trump supporter. Now that he’s in office, I stand amazed at his authoritarian authoritative leadership, and am struck dumb by the immense scope of his achievements in so short a time in office. We are winning so much that it’s beginning to make me frow-uppy.
Trump exudes hontesy, tells it like it is, and does exactly what he says he will do. Promises Made, Promises Kept—THAT’S Donald Trump, for you.
One of the reasons I voted for Trump is that he promised again and again to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
That’s why I was shocked, stunned, and deeply saddened when I learned that the Senate health care bill guts Medicaid.
Promises made, promises broken, that’s what I see.
You should know that I have written to President Trump, urging him, as one of his most virulent vigorous supporters, to denounce the Senate bill, to denounce you personally and by name if you support it, and to veto it if it ever reaches his desk.
If y’all do gut Medicaid, in spite of Trump’s solemn promises, then I am never voting Republican again.
Have a nice day.