You’re not being fooled, you are a fool.
H.L. Mencken said of the religious that if you believed it that you weren’t just being fooled, that you were in fact a fool.
Time to stop mincing words for our former Kossack allies.
They are not simply being fooled, they are in fact fools.
I refer you to one of Scarecrow’s articles here
It was clear from day one that this was exactly the deal the White House wanted all along. They never had any intention to do more, this is the deal they struck.
On December 16th Wendel Potter went on Countdown and showed exactly what is wrong with this bill. Sentiments that were echoed by Kos, KO, the Ed show, all of what we consider "the left".
Yet on December 26th, all of that changed. Why? The Senate bill passed and the push was on to get it thru. Now we have Kos, Ed, the entire "left" telling us we have to pass it.
They admit the bill is shit. They admit nothing has changed since December 16th. But now all of a sudden the bill is our last best hope.
And what has a year of HCR done for the Democrats approval ratings? It’s been downhill since it began. Even touching this has given the Republicans a very real chance of taking back the house. And the Democrats making their deals have made it all the worse for themselves.
Who among you thinks that after capitulating to everything the White House wanted, after seeing their approval ratings tank for a year straight, that the Dems are really going to have the force of will to try and fix this?
Especially with Immigration reform already announced as the next battle. You think the dems are going to be able to split their attention like that? Yeah man..because in that year plus that HCR has been going on they managed to get..uh…a really weak jobs bill passed…and uh…well that’s about it isn’t it…one real bill in a year.
"The Unions won’t let them drop it!" Oh really? I direct your attention here. Yep, that line in the sand the Unions laid down, that one real thing they got in concession to support the bill…got ripped out from under them. Where’s the iron will of the unions?
"But Obama secretly wants better reform, he’s just playing chess!"
Oh yeah? I direct your attention here and to this quote
Now, we can fix this in a way that is sensible, that is centrist. I have rejected a whole bunch of provisions that the left wanted that are — you know, they were very adamant about because I thought it would be too disruptive to the system
Yeah man, that really sounds like someone who’s adamant about getting single payer or even a PO in.
So let us stop mincing words. I am not here to be your friend, I am here to be honest with you.
If you believe the Democrats will go back and fix this bill later, you are not just being fooled, you are in fact a fool.
And there’s no Santa either.