Saturday, January 30, 2010

Zero for eleventy gajillion

It looks like Obama is putting health care reform — the only potentially successful initiative of the Democratic party, half- (or tenth-) assed as it was — on the the back burner. The Democrats will instead focus on "job creation", even the appearance of which is going to be even more difficult to pass than health care and — because anything that even appears to actually create jobs will appear to increase the budget deficit — is fraught with even more political peril.

The incompetence and ineffectuality of the Democratic party has descended to such a nadir that it is no longer seems the stuff of paranoid fantasy to suspect that important leaders of the Democratic party are intentionally and willfully taking a dive, effectively handing an enormous political mandate to the Republican party in 2010 and 2012.

via Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman.

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