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no way
February 4, 2010, 6:56 pm
Filed under: democrats, republicans, sports

Not in this house.


bullet, dodged
February 4, 2010, 4:33 pm
Filed under: bad behavior, democrats

What really makes me mad about John Edwards (and Bill Clinton) is how they were willing to risk  a stable and productive Democratic Presidency because their man parts and narcissism called the shots.  Bill Clinton survived impeachment but at great cost to his policy agenda and personal credibility in his second term.  John Edwards was going around acting badly and still thought he could be president. Or vice-president.  Or attorney general. (Thank god, if Game Change is to be believed, candidate Obama and candidate Clinton said thanks but no thanks to his overtures). If WTF applies to anything, it applies to this.  Did he really think it wouldn’t all come out?  Completely delusional.   And sad.

sixty minus one
January 21, 2010, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Congress, democrats, healthcare, republicans

So Scott Brown’s win Tuesday night in a Massachusetts  special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat means democrats have lost their super-majority in the senate and health care reform’s future is uncertain.  If that isn’t annoying enough, we could be watching the democrats absolutely fold to the republicans–you know, the ones with no ideas to fix anything but maintain a laser-like focus on dragging their feet, saying no and being, in general, complete asshats.  House Democrats have the power to fix this.  They can pass the bill without changes meaning the sixty votes it got in the senate right after Christmas still stands.  The bill goes to Obama.  It gets signed.  And then they can start fighting about bank regulation and cap and trade.  Hooray.

Other thoughts here and here and here.

How to put pressure on congressional Democrats here.