The final message to wavering House Democrats should be:
We understand the game. We will not be fooled. You are trying to have it both ways – trying to give as many Democrats as possible cover by passing this healthcare takeover plan by a one vote margin. You, yourself, are likely angling to be able to vote “no” while being okay with its ultimate passage.
“But I voted against it!” won’t protect you. If this bill passes, you own it.
Not only do you have to vote “no,” you must convince your fellow Democrats to defeat this bill. Anything short of that and every one of you will own the consequences in November.