- Find an issue worth doing. Reining in the Wall Street bankers who want to be riverboat gamblers and nearly destroyed the world economy is a noble issue.
- Frame the issue from the beginning. Democrats didn't allow space for a repeat of the Death Panels lie strategy.
- Force the vote. Repeatedly. Make Republicans vote no on common sense again and again. Make them stay up past their bedtimes to vote no. Make them miss a rendezvous, or several, with the paramours. Actually, all you have to do is threaten to make them vote and Republicans will fold like a cheap lawn chair.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Senate Filibuster Call and Raise
The Republican threat to filibuster even the discussion of Wall Street reform fizzled. It was such a simple formula for success I hope the Democrats remember it.