About time.Look, I’m all for this rope-a-dope shit where we try to make the marriage from hell work for a while, but we saw what we got out of it. Crazy people screaming. The Republicans could have marshaled some sort of thoughtful opposition here but they chose to cede the debate to Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. What they got was every militia-belonging nutball with an AK who wanted to be on TV. So, we’re done with that now, and maybe next time we can start out by not even bothering to ask them what they think.
Seriously, it’s time to quit screwing around. And the Republicans have done us a favor by making sure opposition to health care reform is a red-faced lunatic with a Hitler sign, in that nobody wants to be that dude. Conrad and Nelson and Lincoln and whoever else is in the asshole caucus these days (Have you noticed we haven’t heard shit from Joe Lieberman lately? Isn’t that nice?) are about to be on that guy’s side.
I don’t think this was all planned by the way, this isn’t me going, “See, doubters, your weak minds betray you!” or something. I do think, though, that there are worse positions to be in than the one the Democrats find themselves in right now.