The House is currently 256-178 in favor of the Dems. The Senate is 58-41 in favor of the Dems. (Lieberman isn’t a Democrat, even if he claims to caucus with them.) So let’s review…
78 seat majority in the House. 17 seat majority in the Senate. A President with the biggest margin of victory for any Democrat in over three decades.
WHY THE FUCKING FUCK ARE WE PLAYING DEFENSE? The Democrats should be on a reign of terror right now. Cap-and-trade, bank re-regulation, health insurance reform, all the shit that needs to get done – it should all be a fucking cakewalk at this point. If Sam Rayburn or Tip O’Neill were still running things, the Republicans would be hunched in a corner begging “Not in the face!”
Instead, we get Nancy Pelosi – who has been the best of a bad lot – and Harry Reid, who I will not call a complete pussy because I wouldn’t sully the good name of pussy. And now, based on one reversal, ONE seat lost, everyone has decided that it’s time to throw in the towel and run for the hills. No pushing through what’s already been passed. No declaring that the filibuster isn’t a license to stop everything and blowing it up the way the Republicans threatened. No whipping the membership into lining up behind the party’s signature issues and hammering the agenda through.
The Republicans say the Democrats in Congress are a bunch of weak-ass chickenshits. Now the Democratic faithful in the electorate are accusing the Democrats in Congress of being a bunch of weak-ass chickenshits. And you know why? BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS ARE A BUNCH OF WEAK ASS CHICKENSHITS.
Grow some balls or go the fuck home. This is just the most embarrassing goddamn thing I’ve ever seen in my life, and I’m from Alabama.