Embarrassed January 20, 2010Posted by Dwight Furrow in Dwight Furrow's Posts, politics.
Tags: Democrats, Health care reform
One day after Republicans win back one Senate seat, Democrats as usual are acting like the spineless, pathetic losers they been for most of the past 30 years.
They now claim that their signature issue, health care reform, can no longer pass Congress.
I am embarrassed to be a Democrat, not because we lost an election but because, in the aftermath, they are proving they lack the courage of their convictions.
Look. When Obama was inaugurated there were 58 Democrats in the Senate and 257 Democrats in the House. Once Scott Brown is sworn in there will be 59 Senate Democrats and 256 Democrats in the House. We are better off now than we were throughout most of Obama’s first year.
This Congress has already passed the stimulus package, regulations on credit card and tobacco companies, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and SCHIP with fewer Democrats than they have now.
Pass the damn Senate version of the bill, fix the flaws in the budget reconciliation process (which cannot be filibustered by the Republicans) and move on.
As Howard Dean said on the Rachel Maddow show:
This is like Washington was when I got there five years ago. You know, the Democrats really weren’t sure they were Democrats. If you want to win, you actually can’t sort of move to the middle and become a Republican. You’ve got to stand up and stand for the things that you got elected on and that the Democratic Party believes in and we haven’t seen that in the healthcare bill and I think that’s part of the problem.
Try to show some leadership for once.
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