Here is a WONDERFUL article by Erick Erickson explaining the parliamentary procedures by means of which the Republicans can STOP the Senate from passing the "health scare" bill:
Yesterday, Sen Tom Coburn (R OK) started using one of these parliamentary rules: He demanded that a 700 page amendment be read aloud on the floor of the Senate. It would take 17 hours to read it. Sen Jim DiMint (R SC) announced yesterday that he would demand that the entire 2000 page bill be read aloud on the floor of the Senate.
These, and other weapons described in Erick's paper show that the Republicans CAN Kill the Bill! Use the Parliamentary Rules!
However, yesterday, the progressives started attacking Tom Coburn. So I called Coburn's and DiMint's local offices [I read where our calls have more impact if we call the local offices instead of the DC Office] to THANK THEM AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO KEEP IT UP! I also told them I was asking my Senator, Bob Corker of TN, to join them. The lady at DiMint's office said they were hoping for such support!
So, may I suggest that you call? I called Tom Coburn's office at (918) 581-7651 & Jim DiMint's at (843)727-4525.
And do call Bob Corker's office to ask him to join Coburn and DiMint and go kick some democrats' *sses.
But first, read Erick's article - it is a hoot! I sure would love to be on the floor raising all these Parliamentary objections! We would have such FUN! And those progressives would get so mad they would spontaneously combust!