You know, Barack, you're a smart fella. You didn't fall off a haytruck yesterday. You've been in the Senate, you know what these people are like. Whatever made you think that "bipartisanship" would work? What in the rhetoric of the Republican Party has given you the idea that any of these nimrods would be willing to work with you? Do you really spend that much time listening to David Broder and Chris Matthews and the rest of the Media Idiots who allowed George W. Bush to run roughshod over the country for eight years but said that YOU had to take the high road? Is it this thing you have of wanting everyone to be happy and get along? What is it?
For months we've been hearing in the media that if health care doesn't get done, your presidency is in ruins. John Heilemann said it in exactly those words just a couple of weeks ago. And yet you chose to stay out of the fray until it was too late, deluding yourself that getting Olympia Snowe would somehow make health care reform "bipartisan." Any idiot can see that one anachronistic moderate Republican does not equal bipartisanship, not when the Republican Party looks more and more like a teabagger rally every day.
So tomorrow there is an election in Massachusetts, for the seat that Ted Kennedy held through four decades. Your party ran a weak candidate, and both said candidate and the party felt there was nothing to do but wait for the votes to come in, just the way your people felt you could sit back and let the Senate handle health care. Even a moron could see that when people are out of work, when they are frightened, they're going to lash out at anyone who feels they're "entitled" to something, even if that something is a Senate seat.
So now another handsome Republican empty suit, a state senator new to the national stage, is probably going to benefit from that fear and anger tomorrow, because your party's candidate ran a crappy campaign and because for whatever reason, your people didn't feel that seat was worth fighting for until it was just about too late.
Should Scott Brown win, this odious, mean-spirited piece of shit will all by himself have the power to scuttle your entire agenda -- because Harry Reid lacks the balls to make the Republicans actually filibuster. Instead he cowers in a fetal position in the corner.
Here's what Scott Brown is:
1) A guy who grins when someone suggests that his opponent should kill herself.
2) A guy who thinks emergency room health practitioners should be allowed to refuse help to women whose morality they disagree with
3) A guy who voted against financial help for 9/11 rescue workers.
4) A guy with a demonstrated anger management problem
I haven't been in Massachusetts in quite a while, and the last time I was there it was for a 3-day conference. So perhaps that state really HAS become Alabama. But while the Democrats are not "entitled" to keep any Senate seat, even Ted Kennedy's, I wonder if voters there really want what Scott Brown stands for, or if they're willing to cut off their noses to spite their faces.
We'll find out tomorrow.
Labels: Senate, wussy-ass Democrats