The Senate Democratic leadership said this week that there aren't 60 votes to pass a climate and energy bill this year. "I don't see 60 votes for it," said California's Dianne Feinstein.
Last time I checked the Constitution, they only need 51 to pass something.
So, you strong-willed and forward-looking Senate Democrats ...
Make the opponents, almost all of them Republicans, filibuster.
Make them apologize to BP and the dirty energy industry, like the next House Energy Committee Chairman, Joe Barton from Texas, did this week when BP's CEO testified before Congress.
Make them stand up and tell their story that the American people aren't buying anymore.