...and there's no Freude
. Ian Welsh
says it best, re: health care reform:
The Democratic reaction to losing Kennedy’s seat will be to do exactly what voters were punishing them for.
In 2010 Democrats will be slaughtered, absolutely slaughtered, because Obama and the senior Democratic leadership does not learn.
All right, so he should have said do
not learn. The sentiment is still correct. I've been saying for nearly a year, maybe longer, that true liberals have to retake the party from the progs, who are libertarians and sellouts at heart.
Earlier in 2009, everyone thought the Republicans were foolish to let the crazies take over their party. They don't look foolish now. They look energized. Democrats need to do the something similar: They need to get back to being Democrats
. We need to see the ascent of an anti-Obama, anti-Pelosi, anti-Reid, anti-sellout faction within the party. (And forget the third party pipe dream. Ain't gonna happen.)
We need a good liberal to give Obama a nomination fight in 2012. There are some excellent choices out there -- foremost among them being Al Gore.
And for chrissakes, let's treat those damn Chicago mobsters like lepers.