Perhaps, but that is what Harry Reid has to say and what his colleagues must put out if they are going to maintain momentum. Opponents have to double and triple their efforts to let the key Democrats –Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Evan Bayh of Indiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska– know that the country realizes that their votes are the ones that will decide whether American medicine is sent over the cliff. Call them at 202-224-3121 and urge that this version of Obamacare be shelved and real reform begun, an effort that doesn’t attempt to pay for insuring the uninsured on the backs of seniors and doctors.
The best way of massaging the political consequences of Obamacare is with a contribution to ReverseTheVote.org. If Obamacare does escape the Senate it will have to return to the House where the switch of three Democrats from “yes” to “no” will scuttle the bill. ReverseTheVote.org has identified the 24 Democrats who voted yes and who are most vulnerable in 2010, and is raising money to give to the Republican nominees in those districts. Contributing to that fund sends a message to every Democrat in the House and the Senate that the political cost to passing Obamacare will include their jobs.