Along with Ashby dozens of other writers, I've been obsessively blogging about Republican socialism and Republican government spending. But, admittedly, I never thought to formulate this narrative into a political strategy for passing additional stimulus.
But Steve Benen did. You probably heard Rachel praise it on her show. It boils down to this: pass stimulus spending by supporting all of the (big government) spending projects that Republicans are proposing.
It's brilliant. Possibly the best political idea of the year so far. It would be very difficult for Michele Bachmann and others suddenly oppose the spending requests they've signed their names to. It's almost fool proof, though we're dealing with some serious fools who are actually capable of denying support for money they directly requested.
Either way, the Obama Team at Change.org is on board. Go here to lend your support.