Massachusetts Fail January 19, 2010Posted by Dwight Furrow in Current Events, Dwight Furrow's Posts, politics.
Tags: Massachusetts election
The Democrats are in utter disarray about how to respond to the Republican win in Massachusetts. It is late and I’m not sure what to say about this.
But I think the following observation by Kevin Drum is true:
On a broader note, though, it underscores how resistant the American public is to change. Aside from tax cuts, George Bush spent eight years in the White House and really wasn’t able to advance the conservative agenda in any major way at all. Now it looks like Obama and congressional Dems aren’t going to have much luck advancing a progressive agenda in any major way either. We complain a lot, but when all’s said and done, apparently the status quo is still pretty popular. That’s good news for Wall Street bankers and health insurers, not so good for the rest of us.
If the concept of “democracy” has any meaning, at some level the public has to take responsibility for its decisions. Sometimes you deserve what you get.
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