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
Las Vegas: (702) 387-4941
Every call matters. Tell them you will work against them. Tell them what the ads will say.