Friday, July 03, 2009

Good Grief, Harry

I think I picked up this link from Huffington Post, but this little tidbit from yesterday really pushed my buttons (and not in a good way).

With Al Franken's seating in the Senate, the Democratic Party has 60 seats, that magical "filibuster-proof" majority. During last year's election, this is what the Democratic Party was fundraising on: With a filibuster-proof majority we will be able to move the Obama agenda forward without obstacle.

Now that they've got those 60 seats, of course, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is tempering expectations, talking about how they're all individuals with diverse political ideas and philosophies.

Meanwhile, RNC leader/kook Michael Steele (and other Republican leaders) are now saying, "Well, that's it. The government is yours now. You own whatever happens." Obviously, they are assuming that what happens will either be nothing or failure or both.

The point that Greg Sargent (a former blogger for Talking Points Memo) makes is, "Own it, Democrats. Anything you accomplish belongs to you." And fair enough.

But I think Greg is forgetting that they're Democrats. It's probably been 35 years or so since the Democratic Party hasn't been a bunch of feckless weenies. I predict that very little will be accomplished, even with this giant majority.

And Harry's already shown us part, if not most, of the problem. The Democratic leadership refuses to be bold.

Go out there and inspire some Hope. Make some Change, dammit. You're the fucking Senate Majority Leader. Sure, acknowledge that it'll be hard work. But for Christ's sake, you talk like a fucking loser.

The Democrats are led by Charlie Brown. And I think we all remember how good his baseball team was.

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At 12:33 PM , Anonymous curt(bald bro said...

here's some holiday "eye candy" :-)

At 5:04 AM , Anonymous curt(bald bro said...

another (handsome) bald and effective U.S.Marine!

At 5:18 AM , Anonymous curt(bald bro said...

dan, another (smart) dude getting balded so he can be effective! now no follicles can stand between him and his thoughts---nice!


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