Remind me please who won the last election. Because it doesn't seem that the Republicans ever left power, or the Democrats are being too nice to inform them they lost. Why? Look at the way Obama defers to these powerless, uncooperative assholes. They have done everything in their power to cripple, mutilate and destroy this healthcare bill, to the point that we now have a bill in the Senate that will amount to nothing more than the US public being required to buy health insurance, without any protection for us, or regulation on the insurance industry. What began supposedly as an effort to undercut the power of the insurance industry has ended up being the biggest Christmas present they could get: millions of people forced to buy their product, and nothing else. Is this why I voted for Obama? No, it fucking wasn't.
And Howard Dean, who, granted, can talk out his ass at times, objects to this. Does the White House criticize the GOP, or the slimy, evil, smug little Senator Lieberman, for their juvenile delaying attacks, their threats, their lies? No. But they do take time to question Dean's rationality.
I have to ask: what kind of Democrat is Obama, and when will the Democrats stop thinking there's anything to be gained by trying to work with the Republicans, who have no intention of giving any ground at all? Meanwhile Obama takes the people who elected him as a given.
He shouldn't. We might not vote for the GOP. But we can also stay the fuck home. Because Obama is proving it will make no difference. It's just that if the GOP were in power, there'd be no hope to be dashed.
Don't think that, just because insane people on the Right have these delusional beliefs about Obama and hate him(hell, I wish he were a socialist, that's a laugh), that there isn't a legitimate reason to be angry at Obama. There is: he is full of hopeful rhetoric, none of which he actually means. He's a tool of the insurance industry, whose funding the Democrats do not want to lose. So how could you ever have thought they'd ever stand up to them? Bite the hand that feeds them? HA.
But all the campaign money in the world may not help them if their voters feel betrayed. Which they do. As there's no chance Obama's going to pick off Republican voters, shouldn't he be paying attention to this? Does he think that we follow The Team no matter what like the GOP does?
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson