06/25/2007 10:51 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm's Moment

Rahm Emanuel has introduced a bill to delete spending for Cheney's office on the ground that Cheney claims, when convenient, that the vice-president's office is not "an entity within the executive branch." Rep. Emanuel, who's taken a beating from the liberal wing of the Democrats for refusing to stand up, is standing way up. The House is supposed to vote later this week.

Is this not one of those extraordinary moments when the people's representatives will actually vote on whether to fund the horrific farce that is this administration?

Is this not one of those clear-cut, pivotal moments when a great wave of calls (MoveOn, this means you) should go out to members of Congress? Shouldn't every member of congress have to declare, out loud, how he or she votes on this fundamental measure?

The way Josh and the whole TPM enterprise stepped up on the Social Security issue in 2005 was exemplary. Weaseling members of Congress had to declare themselves.

This time, there are only a few days to mobilize, but why not use them well?

Originally published on TPMCafe.