Thursday, November 19, 2009

Progressives still peeved at Kissell

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:52 PM

As well they should be. He was elected to do the bidding of the people who voted for him, and he's failed in that charge. So far, the first-term U.S. House of Representatives Congressman has voted against cap-and-trade and, probably most importantly to Progressives, health care reform.

Want to share your thoughts with Rep. Kissell? Here's his contact information.

Want to run against him in the next election? Get in line.

Nearly two weeks after U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell bucked his party and voted against health care legislation, June Mabry's phone line is still burning up with calls from angry Democrats.

"They feel like they got hit in the gut," says Mabry, 8th District Democratic chair. "There are people telling me they want their money back."

Kissell, of Montgomery County, was one of 39 Democrats who voted against the health care bill that passed the House by five votes this month. He was one of just eight from a district that President Barack Obama carried last year.

It didn't take long for the backlash to begin.

The liberal group MoveOn.org has been running a TV ad in his district that applauds congressmen who "stood tall" to support the bill. "Our representative, Larry Kissell, stood small," it says.

Read the rest of this Charlotte Observer article here.

Here's MoveOn.org's ad:

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