A reader writes:
Seems to me the easiest way to kill the GOP media momentum of this MA special election is to push the house to pass the senate’s version of HCR. There’s no reason not to – congress spent 9 months debating it and it would be a waste to not.
The key is that we need folks to call their representatives demanding this. Dem reps are probably buying the spin that the loss of a bad candidate in MA (where I live, btw) was a referendum on health care, but it wasn’t. Teabaggers probably think that health care is dead, and will take it easy for a bit. If we flood the lines in support of health care reform and get the house to pass it before the state of the union, it’d show a party that takes its licks standing up and forges ahead. Plus financial reform will be a good populist issue for the Fall, and the GOP is sure to block that thereby giving a good wedge to campaign on.