After the details of the almost totally eviscerated Senate health care bill have become known? Liberal bloggerspace is currently full of threads decrying the Democrats as wimps, expressing plummeting morale, and fearful of a Republican resurgence in 2010.
Now, as a left-leaning liberal with some perspective, I don’t think things are quite as bad so as to warrant all the razor blades and hanging ropes to come out, but this certainly isn’t an ideal bill at all. What I don’t understand is the angry determination to throw all Democratic congresspersons under the bus, even (or especially) those who tried to stay true to their ideals, when really there are a relative handful of those DINO types who sold everyone else out to Big Insurance by threatening the filibuster. You could also blame the leadership I guess (Obama and Reid mainly), but I still haven’t seen a plausible way to have gotten Lieberman and his cohorts to change their minds.
Yes, I dislike the very concept of the GOP regaining power (they’d make Reagan & even Dubya look like progressive saints by comparison)-I dislike how this “democracy” has seemingly sold out to big business. I dislike how so few citizens in this country seem willing to think critically and at least agree to agree on what the various facts are of our existence, abjectly refusing to evolve their consciousness beyond simplistic either/or, black or white thinking. But [Optimist’s Hat] it’s always darkest before the dawn.