As is now well known, there have been recent setbacks that make taking the next step difficult. Some may see the value in leaving the door ajar, or perhaps coming back to it at a later time. Opponents would have lawmakers believe we'd all be better off if they just closed the door and walked away.
Steve Benen lays out a comprehensive and well-thought out plan to get health care reform passed, vowing not to let Kristol and company hijack it the way they did in 1994. He's got strong arguments and strong words. Read it, then save the PDF and pass it around.
FemLaw on Daily Kos has a great call to action and argument for why we need to get behind our representatives. They aren't hearing us because the teabaggers are jamming the lines, among other things.
Finally, David Waldman explains the "sidecar reconciliation" plan in plain English.