Reverse The Vote!: a reminder.

The subject came up yesterday about what specific funds groups like the NRCC can or cannot collect on their phone calls.  You see, there is a section of the GOP base that is simultaneously mad at the national committees and aware that said committees do in fact provide support for worthy Congressional candidates; unfortunately, it turns out that the FEC regulations are – surprise, surprise! – complicated.  Which is why they just collect money generically.

That being said: Reverse The Vote! is a collection of Victory Funds that target 24 specific Democrats – ones voting for party and personal privilege over principle – by collecting money for the eventual GOP challenger.  No sides chosen, no interference in primaries, and none of the national committees sees a dime.  And those folks will need the help; so check it out.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

How to have fun in Congress.

House version (Via Instapundit):

Congressmen John Carter[*] (R-TX) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) yesterday introduced the Geithner Penalty Waiver Act, requiring that the IRS assess the same penalty against U.S. taxpayers that came forward in the UBS tax fraud investigation as paid by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for failing to pay taxes on his IMF income — zero.

Pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it? I like Rep. Carter. And not just because of his name.

Senate version (Via Don Surber):

In their first shot at the measure this week, Republicans decided to try to strike at the heart of how Democrats plan to pay for the $848 billion measure by attempting to eliminate the proposal’s almost $440 billion in Medicare cuts.

But instead of offering a conventional amendment, they decided to use an esoteric procedural tactic that would send the bill back to committee with instructions to eliminate the cuts. If successful, the GOP’s gambit would force Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to use time-consuming procedures and hold another filibuster-killing vote on whether to restart debate on the bill.

That takes it off the floor, requires another committee vote, delays the bill, and ticks off Senate Democrats.  The ‘delays the bill’ part is probably the most important thing, here: health care rationing just isn’t popular these days.

Moe Lane

PS: Arcane procedural tactics are fun, but they’re no substitute for a Congressional majority. Reverse the Vote.

Crossposted to RedState.

Reverse the Vote!

Reverse the Vote! is a program set up to specifically target 24 Democrats who voted for health care rationing, and against their constituents’ desires, last week. The list is entertaining:

Arcuri NY 24
Bean IL 8
Berry AR 1
Bishop NY 1
Carnahan MO 3
Connolly VA 11
Dahlkemper PA 3
Donnelly IN 2
Driehaus OH 1
Ellsworth IN 8
Foster IL 14
Giffords AZ 8
Kilroy OH 15
Kanjorski PA 11
Hall NY 19
Hill IN 9
Owens NY 23
Salazar CO 3
Schrader OR 5
Shea-Porter NH 1
Snyder AR 2
Space OH 18
Titus NV 3
Kagen WI 8

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