We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The medical insurance mess has been put on hold for the summer, at least. I guess it's not really all that urgent after all. The O did his cause no favors last night, as Betsy summarizes.
And after Carnahan and Sibelius got laughed at in Town Hall meetings this week, it must have been clear that nobody was buying the government line. Remarkably, and in contrast with the rest of the fawning press, the AP saw fit to point out the O's lies.
My guess is with all the flu scares going around if things take a downward turn then we will see this come about again and in a more forceful manner. We will have to pass the legislation to protect our children from the flu or something or another. Just wait and watch.
Zero was all prepped by Rahm and his other handlers to talk health care at his presser. Someone threw him a question from out of left field and he blew it big time. The only on who handled things stupidly was him.