This from Jerome Armstrong over at mydd.com…..
In my view, the last two weeks, the swing of Markos/DKos, Howard Dean, MoveOn.org, DFA/PCCC into a more antagonistic activist-based approach has been long overdue. FDL, Glenn Greenwald, David Sirota and others, have been there waiting too; understanding that the politics of the Lieberman/Nelson/Lincoln approach demand that progressives be willing to lose a battle in order to win concessions. RJ Eskew is right: “In a very practical sense the Deans, Hamshers, and Taibbis are accomplishing more than any other progressives to get a better bill.”
This from Huffington …….
The Senate Health Care Bill– Leave No Special Interest Behind:
As we approach the end of Obama’s first year in office, this public subsidizing of private profit is becoming something of a habit. It is, after all, exactly what the White House did with the banks. Just as he did with insurance companies, Obama talked tough to the bankers in public but, when push came to shove, he ended up shoving public money onto their privately-held balance sheets.
This is not just bad policy, it’s bad politics. …There are many reasons for hoping the current Senate bill doesn’t become law. But the biggest reason of all is the desperate need for a DC pattern interrupt. The desperate need to draw a line in the sand against the continued domination of our democracy — and the continued undermining of the public interest — by special interests.
They are not happy at themselves for trusting Obama and sitting bcak….heck they could have read the Dog…I mentioned several times that in the end Barack H. Obama is a Politician..no more…no less…and tht he wanted a bill…that’s all….I put out there he would NOT fight for the ‘Public Option’ anymore than he would fight for anything else….indeed…the guy was out of the country during every key time Reid had a problem in his chamber and Pelosi had a problem in hers……
and the Republicans where dead after Obama’s instaliation as presdient with both house’s in democrat hands????
WAKE UP PEOPLE!
…..more from Armstrong……
Absent bipartisanship, Did Republicans Blunder on HCR? Heck no, they played it to a tee:
… if Republicans had played ball, they would have been in a position to eliminate the public option, demand deficit neutrality, and so forth … but they had Democratic centrists to do that work for them, and they won all those battles, to some extent at least, without having to vote for the final bill. Whereas winning the larger war, over the design of the legislation, was probably beyond their capabilities whatever negotiating strategy they took.
…judged purely as a short-term political strategy designed to derail the legislation, it’s hard to argue with the results. Public opinion has turned dramatically against the bill, and every swing-state Democrat who votes for it is courting political suicide. If you’re an opposition party trying stop a legislative juggernaut, that’s exactly the kind of landscape you want to create: One where your opponents know, as they ponder how to vote, that they might well be choosing between the bill they want to pass and the majority they want to keep.
the last ditch effort …….
Markos (Daily Kos)
If you laid down arms, you know what? The Ben Nelsons and Joe Liebermans, they keep extracting concessions. We cannot, at any point, lay down our guns and stop fighting.
Once we have a final bill, and things are set in stone, then we can re-examine that bill. But right now, things can still change. To stop fighting for that change, to me, is patently ridiculous.
Any positive change from here on out is going to be because we keep pushing from the left not because we say, “Good enough. Let’s pass it.”
ah, Good luck fella’s ……..
But you were warned here at the little ole’ Dog……
It was your own fault for believing in the impossible…..Politicans are Politicans…we love some ..hate others…but deep down they are all dog robber’s…..all of themShare on Facebook