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“Zach Space Voted For The Cornhusker Kickback, the Lousiana Purchase, a Half-Trillion Dollars in Medicare Cuts and Taxpayer Funded Abortion. Fire Him.”

Wednesday, March 10, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Zach Space is one of those Democratic Congressmen being asked by Nancy Pelosi to vote for the Senate version of Obamacare.

If he does, the headline of this post will be the narrative of the ad that runs against him from the summer through November 2 as he faces the voters of his district –Ohio’s 18th CD.

Imagine a deep voiced narrator telling the audience over and over again the truth –Zach Space voted for the version of Obamacare that contained the special deals for Nebraska, for Louisiana, for Florida’s Medicare Advantage subscribers but not those in Space’s constituencies in Zanesville, Chillicothe or Dover.

The same ad will run in every other district of every other Democratic Congressman who signs on to Pelosi’s political suicide mission of voting for the Senate version with the prayer of fixing it later. “Don’t worry,” she and President Obama are telling imperiled incumbents, “you will be able to explain to them that your vote was cast knowing that all those special deals would be canceled.”

Yeah. That’ll work.

One of the reasons it will be tough going for Democrats to round up the votes to push the Senate bill through the House is that a vote is a vote, and complicated explanations of why Congressmen voted for bills they didn’t really believe in are rarely heard much less believed. We all remember how John Kerry’s famous “I actually voted for the bill before I voted against it” explanation worked out.

I have been urging my audience to contact Congressman Space to urge he stand up and say no now –right now. His contact info:

Rep. Zack Space – Ohio’s 18th District
DC Phone: (202) 225-6265
District Phone: Dover (330) 364-4300; Zanesville (740) 452-6338; Chillicothe (740) 779-1636
Link to E-mail

Follow those contacts up with the same sort of effort directed at another Ohio Democrat, Charles Wilson:

Rep. Charles Wilson – 6th District
DC Phone: (202) 225-5705
District Phone: Canfield (330) 533-7250; Marietta (740) 376-0868; Bridgeport (740) 633-5705; Ironton (740) 533-9423; Wellsville (330) 532-3740
Link to E-mail

In fact, just grab the contact info offered here for all the Blue Dog Democrats and Swing District Democrats and start calling. Tell everyone on their staffs that a vote for the Senate bill is a vote for publicly-funded abortion, for massive cuts to Medicare, and for the special interest giveaways, and that you will help fund their opponents’ ads that tell voters that truth.

In the days ahead I will focus on a handful of key Democrats, including Space and Wilson and Nevada’s Dina Titus:

Rep. Dina Titus
D.C. Phone: (202) 225-3252
District Office:
Las Vegas: (702) 387-4941
E-mail link

Every call matters. Tell them you will work against them. Tell them what the ads will say.

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The Head Count: Helping Stop Obamacare

Tuesday, March 9, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Hotline’s Reid Wilson has a very good list of House Democrats who will decide the fate of Obamacare.

This is a period of three weeks in which every bit of effort must be made to contact and persuade these Democrats of the need to vote no on the package.

The House switchboard is 202-225-3121.

And this list of both Blue Dogs and Democrats from swing districts can be printed off and used as well. It includes the numbers of many district offices.

If any blogger out there looking for traffic matches the Hotline list with district office contact info, please send me the link and I will post.

Looking for a Democratic Member on whom to practice your telephone technique? Try Ohio’s Zach Space. Young and in a swing district, Space knows Ohio is tough terrain for Democrats in 2010. If he is hit with a wall of calls urging him to oppose Obamacare, he will have to think long and hard about declaring his opposition early and in a visible, news-making way. Unlike Rahm and the Speaker, Space’s D.C. career has just begun and he’s far from being experienced enough to make a living as a former Congressman. The party’s leaders may demand a yes vote from Space and those similarly situated, but how are they going to help him pay the bills in the decades ahead?

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Obamacare and Self-Government

Monday, March 8, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My new Washington Examiner column looks at the rush to pass a massive bill that no one has actually even seen.

Frank Luntz fills in for me today as I argue a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and then head to Cleveland for tomorrow’s dinner with Archbishop Charles Chaput before the Cleveland Right to Life conference. I will be broadcasting from the conference.

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