Make Hillary’s HOLC the buzz-phrase of the day. Her plan is superior, so let’s get it done. The Senate votes on the bill today, and the bill still is not good enough. It won’t be without Hillary’s HOLC. Please call them. As Murphy reminds us, persuading Senators is not as easy as persuading Representatives. But it is still possible. So maybe we can’t stop the bail out, but we can leverage this sucker. Red Queen again has some good ideas. So think about what you want to ask for. Don’t call empty handed. Let them know you are prepared to vote against every single incumbent on the ticket, regardless of party, and then ask the for what you want. Tell them you’ll support the bill on your conditions. And make sure you mention the buzz-phrase for the day: Hillary’s HOLC.
Oh, and if you’re up to it, e-mail Janet H. Brown, Exec. Director of Debates Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask her why Gwen Ifill is moderating Thursday’s debate when she stands to make a shitload of money on January 20th if Obama is elected. That’s the date her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, is scheduled to be released. Nothing impartial about that.