Constituents of those who voted for Stupak and constituents of alleged “Blue Dogs” should flood their offices with helpful reminders of the right way to go (remembering that the key is the quantity of letters, not the quality since the member only hears the tallies and won’t read the prose).
I am optimistic about the House, but it’s always good to be prepared either way. So here’s a suggestion on the Senate front: Sen. Ben Nelson has long been the most conservative Democrat in the Senate (with a nearly dead-center lifetime American Conservative Union score of 47 out of 100), he apparently has sincere misgivings about Obamacare, and he is now facing a Baskin-Robbins (31-point) deficit in the Nebraska polls. He has got to be looking for a way out. Nebraska voters should give it to him.
Nebraskans could help immensely by flooding Nelson’s office with one-sentence letters pledging the following:
“I will vote for you if you vote to filibuster Obamacare if it returns to the Senate from the House, and I will vote against you if you don’t.”
Give Nelson a viable path to political redemption. The victory would be attributable to Nebraska, but the big winner would be the country.