I'm about ready to Go Galt. I mean, what the Eff is this supposed to mean?
I also have no idea what JM is talking about here:
What the Democrats -- and a lot of this is on the White House -- have done is get so deep into the inside game of legislative maneuvering, this and that 'gang' of senators and a lot of other nonsense that they've let themselves out of sync with the public mood and the people's needs.
The president needs to find way to say, we've heard you. We've gotten so focused on working the Washington channels to get this thing done and we need to be more focused on the public's mood and urgency. Well, we've heard you. We're going to stop playing around and get this thing done. And then we're going to work on getting Americans back to work. We know the urgency of the moment and we know you expect results.
And Barney Frank apparently isn't helping matters.
Andrew Sullivan has about the best take, or at least the closest approximate to my own feelings.
What's doubly bad about this development is not just losing a safe Dem seat to an R but losing such a seat--a Kennedy seat no less--to an R party that has gone to bed with teaparty nation, disrupted town hall meetings, attempted to shut down debate and any meaningful sense of responsible discourse. It's an insult.
I wouldn't blame Obama right about now for saying Fuck It. His party has betrayed him. The voters don't care.