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Moderate Democrats in Congress have been having a bad week, with the bad election news. My advice: If you’re going to vote against Pelosi on health care, announce it now. Pelosi, Hoyer, et al have so many congressmen to arm-twist that they won’t have time to yell at you. You won’t be at the top of their arm-twisting list, either, since you’ll have an announced position.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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