Monday, December 21, 2009

What Digby Said

It's stunning watching the GOP continuing to push the biggest lie of the year, pray for a Senator to get sick or die promptly, while complaining about bipartisanship and have talking heads say shit like this:

In my judgment it's a tragedy for the country to have a bill this important, a historic piece of legislation, pass with only one party voting for it.

And this is said with an implication that it is somehow ALL Obama's fault.

I'm not at all a fan of this bill, but time after time after time Republicans refused to sign on to any portion of it and continued to do all they could to prevent it even coming to a vote. So much that the battle is just to get to a goddamn vote. I sure see Obama portrayed as some sort of progressive traitor, but the make up of the Senate is definitely an excuse, but sometimes excuses are valid.

I wish they would have done this differently, of course, but at the end of the day it's the GOP that's shut itself out and made Presidents out of Lieberman and Nelson.

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