The final assault begins today: Countering and crushing the Pelosi pressure momentum tactic
We have seen these actions from Nancy Pelosi in the press and in the House of Representatives over this past week. Keep in mind that they are used to generate pressure and intimidation on pro-life and Blue Dog Democrats to push this thing through. It doesn’t matter if it destroys the careers of these congressmen, if it violates principles that they say they stand for, if it is done by unconstitutional means. This tactic can be effective on the weak-willed mind as it can depress congressional voter opposition and Democrats on the fence. It can create a feeling of inevitability, that this thing will go through and we should all take it laying down. The Slaughter Solution whether it be a trial balloon or something Pelosi tries to use later on may have been a tactic to aid in this depressed inevitability that she wants to create in the opposing camp. It has done nothing more than enrage the opposition and pay attention even more.
This week in particular coming up is very, very key. Monday is a very important day. Why? Well, the Kill the Bill protest march on Washington follows the next day. The Democrats know that a sizeable show up at the Mall will generate press and they don’t want that. You can be assured that the pressure from Obama and Pelosi over the weekend up until Tuesday will be just incredible. They would love to get the votes before the march happens.
So, crushing Pelosi’s pressure momentum tactic with wavering Democrats will simply need an equal if not greater opposition with the phone calls, faxes, and emails to congressmen all this coming week and the week after that until the Easter recess. If they can’t pass something by then, then attend the townhalls of those congressmen who are still undecided and let them hear it if they are for Obamacare. We must oppose with greater intensity than Pelosi, Obama, and the nutroots are. Here is the whip count with all the key Democratic congressmen. Call them.
BRING FEROCIOUS, IMMEASURABLE OPPOSITION TO THESE CONGRESSMAN STARTING TODAY AND KEEP GOING UNTIL THEY DROP THEIR QUEST TO TAKE OVER HEALTH CARE. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THE BILL WILL BE DEFEATED.
A side note: In Brian Darling’s post earlier today, he stated that on Fox, Pelosi is 5 votes short on a procedure to deem the Senate bill passed (Slaughter Solution). So how many votes is she short on a direct up or down vote on the Senate bill? This looks like the pro-life and Blue Dog democrats don’t want to vote for this and don’t want this vote on their voting record to defend in their re-election campaigns. I guess it is some sort of roundabout device created by Pelosi and Slaughter so the congressmen can claim that they “didn’t vote for the bill.” From a technicality standpoint, what they are saying is true. However, in reality people will see they didn’t have the balls to stand up to Pelosi, for their principles, and for the people they represent in their district. By their cowardice, they tacitly voted yes.