Can the Obama administration just retire the notion of "Grand Bargains" please? That sort of thing simply cannot work when you are dealing with a polarized electorate and an opposition party which has declared all out legislative war. To think they will negotiate in good faith is just ridiculous beyond beliefThis dazzling prose comes from a woman who just a few posts prior was yucking it up over Glenn Beck's new potboiler. That's a telling bit of self-unawareness, isn't it?
This article about Rahm's strategy for the climate change legislation is fascinating. I continue to believe these guys get way, way too fine with this stuff and it just won't work against political thugs who are committed using the hard, blunt instrument of obstruction. I don't know what it's going to take for them to get this.
Her bosom heaved as he revealed his hard, blunt instrument . . .As for the analysis . . .
At every instance of cooperation and collusion between our governing factions, the Donk concludes that someone--Obama, Emmanuel, Schumer, whomever--"got punk'd," whereas whenever some minor congresscreature raises a lonely voice against, say, the perpetual sacrifice of virgins to the death-god Molech, that is supposed to represent the true form and nature of the Democratic party. Obviously this is essentially backward. The actual apparatus of government isn't "polarized" at all. War and big business are shared endeavors. The expansion of the surveillance state, the destruction of privacy, the erosion of individual human autonomy, the destruction of the rights of the accused, the essentially superlegal status of police and military forces, and the project to create a population of placid, uninformed instruction-followers via a carefully designed program of national mediocrity are all joint endeavors.
But, well, uh, I mean, I guess there are still plenty of schmoes who can't figure out that the good cop and the bad cop are on the same fucking team.