prevent the passage of a bill or insist on watering down key elements
of reform. I use scare quotes around “centrist,” by the way, because if
the center means the position held by most Americans, the
self-proclaimed centrists are in fact way out in right field.
While driving this morning I waslistening to somebody absolutely rip the insurance companies a new one on NPR. Just blistering them. What brave Democrat could this be, I thought?
Republican Joe Fucking Barton:
Yes.Smokey Joe Barton. Stopped clocks, blind squirrels, etc, but still. I offer this as an example of the rule that it does not take a great deal of intelligence to notice when someone is fucking you over. And America is starting to catch on that it’s not going to get better, and people are getting pissed off, becausewe elected you to fix this, not to take a backseat in terms of advocacy to people like Barton. So quit acting like you’re surprised it’s this hard, and quit bitching that it’s difficult for you politically, and FIX IT, because collectively, we are sick of your whining, and we have been here before, and it wasn’t fun, and we’re not interested in doing it again. Knock it off.