but cee, is that really what you/the party wants? something done at any cost? i think we dems need to pull our heads out of our asses and listen to what the MA loss has to tell us. i agree with menendez that middle-income americans are anxious and impatient.
haste makes waste. and we have no more to waste.
What I want
is for the two party system to stop being:
1- The party with the majority in-fighting, and
2- The opposition party stonewalling and making no effort to do anything constructive.Actually, come to think of it, I'd like to see an end to the two - and only two - party system. It is
clearly no better than a one-party system, and possibly worse [and if you think I'm exaggerating,
look at the state of governance in Byrd-machine Virginia, when the Republicans were a non-factor]
I mean, seriously, the GOP (just like the Dems a couple years ago) are holding up Executive-branch
appointments for no reason at all except that it leads to inaction in the affected federal agencies,
and thereby helps make the Administration look bad. This rabid partisan obstructionism has to stop.
I'd almost welcome the other-side of the same coin: if the Dems had marched lock-step into DC on
inauguration day and just rammed through their whole slate of legislation - so what if every single vote
was straight party line. If they think [whatever] will work, do it... If it's not working in two years, they
lose the mid-term elections, and two years later the White House. Alas, no one seems interested in
either putting-up or
shutting up.(Aside - for example - I got a "survey" from my own state-level Delegate (a Republican) yesterday,
and one of the yes/no questions was "Do you support legal and/or legislative efforts to block the so-called
Obamacare health plan in Virginia?" Seriously, WTF?)
As for what MA has to tell us, it's that no legislative seat is "safe" enough to take your electorate for
granted. As nearly as I can tell, the Democratic party simply assumed that the special election was a
mere formality before their annointed successor to St. Ted of Kennebunkport assumed her throne in
the Senate.... until about ten days ago.