We all thought 2010 was the absolutely worst election cycle we've experienced. After the last few days, I think we'll look back at it in 463 days with wistful remembrance. And don't start with the Hochul (NY-26) victory, that's an total fluke at this point.
We, as in Democrats, got our asses whipped last November. After yesterday, I think we'll be reduced to a rump of a party after the 2012 elections.
I've done a quick poll of family, friends, and coworkers who I know are Democrats, and 80% of them are disgusted with the "deal" (the total cave-in) and if the elections were held tomorrow, they, and I wouldn't even bother to vote.
Why should we, what do we get? Protection from what? The GOP...nope.
Look at what The GOP is saying today- that this is the way it's going to be from now on when the debt ceiling is reached.
MCCONNELL: It set the template for the future. In the future, Neil, no president—in the near future, maybe in the distant future—is going to be able to get the debt ceiling increased without a re-ignition of the same discussion of how do we cut spending and get America headed in the right direction. I expect the next president, whoever that is, is going to be asking us to raise the debt ceiling again in 2013, so we’ll be doing it all over.
So now my parents and In-laws can sell their homes to pay for medication and food when medicare is gutted, and their social security is reduced. I'm SO looking forward to 4 octogenarians moving into my home as I approach my mid-50s. Bad discs in my back, no worries, after a couple of years of helping my parents/in-laws in getting up, showered, dressed, ready for bed, etc., I'll be using a used scooter to get to class and teach from a chair, no problem, who needs to walk.
Yeah, so some rich asshole who lived in a gated community can have an extra couple of million sitting in their bank accounts.
Fuck this shit, why bother.
I'm really pissed that I wasted my time and treasure to drive to DC in January 2009, wasted my time freezing my ass off for GOTV in Nov 08 and getting my neighbors to the caucuses in freezing weather with icy roads in Jan 2008. For what, to see my future, and that of my kids, sold down the river by someone I was stupid enough to believe gave a rat's ass for the middle and lower classes.
Fool me once, shame on you, and this sucker isn't going to be fooled twice.