There have been lots of stories about how the Democrats can rally from two plus years of perceived ineptitude and salvage the November elections. Well, Senator Minority Leader McConnell has promised to filibuster any extension of the Bush tax cuts that do not include Americans making over $250,000.
He wants to protect Americans millionaires from paying their fair share of taxes. He promises to filibuster any bill that doesn't protect them. Make him.
Clear the slate of the Senate and bring in the cots. Bring the bill to the floor of the Senate as soon as possible and make them filibuster all day every day from now to the election. Make them defend the massive impact the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Make them defend the independent studies that show wealthy Americans save their tax cuts.
Make them filibuster.
After a week, or two, there will be the temptation to drop the filibuster, to go onto other issues.
Don't do it.
Make them defend their tax cuts for the wealthy all day every day for the next seven weeks and maybe, just maybe there will be a window for the Democrats.
Thanks Mitch, just when we needed a lifeline, you just tossed us one.