Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fiddle Dee Dee Barack Whatever Will We Do?

It's too bad Blanche Lincoln didn't roll out this performance before the deadline for this year's Oscar nominations. She delivered quite a stellar performance as the southern belle afraid the liberals are coming. However will we stop them?

Obama answers Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn:
If we don't pass this, he told the assembled Democrats, "I don't know what differentiates us from the other guys." It's nice to believe good things, but no one keeps their home, or pays for their doctor visit, because Democrats believe good things. "If anyone is searching for an answer to the lessons of Massachusetts," Obama continued, "I promise you, it's not to do nothing."
So what if we lose a couple of distressed southern belles, the failure to pass health care will keep the voters home in Illinois argues Ezra Klein:
Evidence for that came in Tuesday's Illinois primary. Democrats were choosing their candidate to try to keep Obama's Senate seat. Republicans were looking for a standard-bearer able to take it. The turnout numbers were scary for the Democrats. As Jon Chait noticed, "GOP primary turnout is up 11 percent over 2004. Democratic turnout has dropped 29 percent." That's what elections looks like in a world where 59 Senate Democrats give up on health-care reform. The base gives up and stays home. And come the day after the election, those Senate Democrats will find themselves spending plenty of time home, as well.
But, but they have nowhere to go, whatever will they do?
 “It wasn’t a discussion about how to get from Point A to Point B; it was a discussion about the lack of a plan to get from Point A to Point B,” said a person who attended the meeting. “Many of the members were frustrated, but one person really expressed his frustration.”

Senators did not want to press Obama on healthcare reform in front of television cameras for fear of putting him in an awkward spot.
And the Oscar goes to....
 Via Memeorandum

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