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January 20, 2010

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I opened up my mail to find an entire post written by the other guys.

Slublog links MSDNC:

Obama met briefly at the White House early Tuesday night with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Pelosi said Wednesday that Democrats have gotten the message from Massachusetts voters — and it isn't to drop health care. "We heard, we will heed, we will move forward with their considerations in mind, but we will move forward" on health care, she said.

She and others contend that because Massachusetts already has near-universal health coverage under a state law, the upset victory by GOP state Sen. Scott Brown to take the late Edward M. Kennedy's seat could not be seen as a referendum on the issue.

"Massachusetts has health care. ... The rest of the country would like to have that too," said Pelosi. "So we don't say a state that already has health care should determine whether the rest of the country should."

Gabe:

Sure, Axelrod's going around saying that it wasn't about healthcare and that Brown never even cut an ad about healthcare.

One: That's bullshit.


Two: I seem to remember the President cutting an internet ad where he said that healtcare reform (and cap and trade; and financial regulation) were on the line in this election.

They're busy re-writing history.

I'm pretty sure Obama actually said this election was a "referendum on health care" and that if Coakley lost it was dead.

But now, apparently, not so much, not so friggin' much.

DrewM:

BTW- Not even Chuck Shumer (who built the 60 seat majority by recruiting better candidates than Martha Coakley and winning in tougher states) doesn't buy that reading...
New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer: “The country is speaking to us, and we will show we hear them in the agenda we pursue over the next year. Our focus must be on jobs, the economy and delivering for the middle class.”


Schumer is many things, stupid isn't one of them.

In fact before the election he said the D's wouldn't tackle health care because it would be too tough to do. At the time I figured he was just lying. Maybe he knew better by Reid, Pelosi and Obama didn't.

For a year, the Democrats and their Spirit Squad in the liberal media have been insisting despite all available evidence to the contrary that ObamaPelosiReidNelsonCare was wildly popular. No amount of town hall outrage or Tea Party revolt or cratering poll numbers could dissuade them from that belief.

Only the stupidest and most partisan leftists -- like Granny Rictus McBotoxImplants -- can maintain this jackass stance any longer.

Oh, yeah, and Team Obama, too, of course, because his entire campaign/presidency is nothing more that spun-sugar and fairy-cakes. It's all just one big bandwagon/fad/marketing campaign, and his strategy thusfar has been to simply ignore well-founded criticism and in fact demonize his critics as irresponsible and possibly lunatic.

They, I think, understand preference cascades. And they're scared as hell at what happens when people catch on to the fact that it's okay to call this failure of a president a failure, just as it was okay to call other failures failures.

What happens when people realize that thought is not, in fact, racist or anti-American or all the other crap they've been pushing?

They're scared of what happens when the bubble breaks.

Well, it broke. Now they'll have to finally begin taking their critics seriously instead of simply riding roughshod over them.

And this Tea Bagger wants to know how it tastes.

Yeah, I'm a Tea Bagger.

Was it good for you too, Captain Wonderful?

Cause on my end, it was everything I ever hoped it would be and so much more.


Oh, By the Way: Was up till 3:30 watching Rachel Maddown and Chris Matthews. And hearing Norah O'Donnell say, six thousand times, that this was a victory for Independent voters who turned out against the Incumbent, and that this indicates a populist fire in favor of Independent candidates and a red light for Incumbent politicians.

Did you know that? That Scott Brown ran as an Independent, and that Martha Coakley is a member of the Incumbent Party?

It was amazing watching this idiot give the same talking points on five different shows. It was unbelievable that in each report she successfully avoided using the words "Republican" and "Democrat."

Accept the pudding, Norah O'Donnell.

You will accept the pudding. You must accept the pudding.

Anyway, just got up at 11:30 and got on the train back to NYC.



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