I'm a progressive and my hard work helped the democrats over two election cycles into a majority in both houses of congress and the presidency .
If Coakley loses, The Health Insurer Corporate Welfare Act of 2010 goes down and the American people win.
May I suggest a little hard ball ?
A Coakley defeat would be a shot across the bow of the establishment .
It would eliminate the 60 vote super majority we gave them .
It would kill the corporations bogus reform as it is now or force the democrats to do what they wouldn’t do to pass what the public wanted , the public option, by using only 51 votes in the senate.
It would send a wake up call to the party’s leadership and all those seeking re election that unless they move left their screwed in November .
The symbolic value of this being Kennedy’s vacated seat , the man who this reform is to be named after is priceless.Perhaps the symbolic value of that seat is more important than the seat itself ?
The downside ? The loss of a senate seat that will only be occupied for two years by a non progressive candidate !