I believe that it is time for Reid, President Obama, and the Democrats to fight for the passing of the entire American Job Act bill as hard and successfully as George W. Bush and the Republicans fought to confirm John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United Supreme.
I oppose breaking the bill into provision and bringing those individual provisions up for a vote in the Senate. Reid should schedule the entire bill again and Pres Obama and Democratic national committee, Moveon.org and other progressive groups should all run ads showing how often the Republicans have abused the filibuster to prevent President Obama from delivering on his 2008 campaign promises.
Bringing the entire bill up again in the Senate and making the Republicans and two (fake) Democrats vote once again to deny allowing debate on the bill in the Senate will ultimately help to pass the bill. Senators who oppose doing everything humanly possible to ease the suffering of 14 million unemployment Americans a second time will be hard pressed to explain those votes during national and world wide new coverage of their continued dysfunctional party. Additionally, their action will lead to the re-election of President Obama in 2012.
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer