Most of the debate about the health care bill has been about policy. Some people think it's a health insurance industry giveaway (like me), some think it's a great accomplishment that helps the little guy, and a lot are somewhere in between. That's all well and good, but one thing is not debatable: The midterm elections are in 10 months, and this bill is disastrous politically.
For over half a year now progressives have drawn their line in the sand, both the progressives in the House and progressive base. We wanted the public option that 75% of Americans supported, that Obama campaigned on, and that almost all Democrats campaigned on.
They didn't listen.
This is what happens when you cave to Lieberman and do nothing but hand billions to the health insurance industry!
As a result of the healthcare debate, I think progressives must rally behind getting rid of some politicians that do nothing but serve their corporate masters and cave to teabaggers.
That is, the Democratic-Republican party. Also called the the Corporatist Party.
Somehow, I'm pretty sure they're would. And that colossal failure of an idea is just as bad as if not better than what Obama's progress has been on LGBT rights.
And that's not all these races have in common. They are blue states that polls showed would be going for marriage equality. I'm convinced there is a Bradley Effect for bigots now. But that's still not all...
Surprise, surprise. Apparently Reid having a lower approval rating than Ensign would clue him in to stop acting like a Republican, but it hasn't seem to even put a dent in his logic.
The birther craziness started before the election, but it was a mild and small craziness, probably because they were so confident they would never lose their grasp over America. Once it became apparent that they did on 11/4/08, the craziness started increasing little by little, until it is now at this point:
President Obama is now at a -8 approval rating according to Rasmussen's totally accurate and non biased "approval index". In the actual poll he's at +3, but this spells doom for the Democrats.
Back in 2007, Jim Robinson, the owner of Free Republic, systematically purged any Rudy Giuliani supports from his website. It appears he's going to to do the same for Romney (as if his donations didn't dry up enough!)
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