If you want to stop the stimulus plan, the most effective way is to publicly embarrass one of its nationally-known supporters on video by asking them a series of tough, "prosecutorial-style" questions. When uploaded to Youtube and similar sites, that video would get hundreds of thousands or millions of views. It would have an impact on the career of the person who was asked those questions, and it would send a message to the others.
That's easy enough to say, but the problem is finding people willing to do anything like that. Instead, many incorrectly think that simply ranting in echo chambers is going to have an impact.
If you aren't in DC or you don't want to ask questions, then at the very least contact major bloggers and urge them to repeatedly ask their visitors to get out there and ask questions.
I know this is going to be difficult: I've been unsuccessfully urging people to do this for two years now. But, maybe the stimulus is bad enough to finally get people to do something.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, those who get enough traffic to make something like this work are just paper tigers (e.g., Glenn Reynolds), or do things in the wrong way (e.g., Melanie Morgan). Please take the time to write a major blogger, such as Instapundit, and suggest that they actually do something for a change.
Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:41 · Importance: 24