Now, we were long ago disabused of the notion that people always vote for their own best interests, else how would republicans ever get elected, but coming off eight years of full metal compassionate conservatism we figured it should be obvious even to the most low information voter that the alternative to the democrats is likely to be somewhat less than acceptable if you don't happen to be fat, white and rich. Then we ran across this headline and we really began to understand the deeper meanings of the old cliche' "Name Your Poison."
So, democrats are ready to thrown in the towel on helping millions of their fellow citizens avoid making the local highway overpass their new home address. OK let's make sure we've got this straight. You campaigned on a theme of change and hope, right? Then you won both Houses of Congress and the White House, right? Now you're saying no change or hope because of a few weeks of republicans stamping their feet and holding their breaths. That about got it?
This is the party that produced a president who said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself?"
This is the party that produced a president who said, “We choose to go...not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.”
Yes, this is the party that produced a Senate Majority Leader who said, "Look at what we had to go through for the last eight weeks," said Reid's spokesman Jim Manley. "The fact is that we have a Republican party that's betting on this President to fail. We'll continue to look at additional efforts to provide help for the economy but the fact is in this heavily polarized Senate, it's very difficult to get stuff done."
Well, why didn't you say so? Of course if it's "difficult" no one expects you to keep at it. We mean, come on, why do you think we elected you in the first place? To make difficult decisions? To attack difficult problems? To overcome difficult colleagues? To do something not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard?
Heck no. That's all much too...difficult.
So you be sure to tell all the voters when you're campaigning this fall that you really wanted to help the millions of people who lost their jobs; you wanted to help the millions more who are about to lose their homes; and you wanted to hold the bankers accountable for driving the economy over a cliff and putting all those people in that position...but it. was. just. too. hard.
Poor babies. Not you. Them: