You know, these days I am so careful about what I write on teh interwebs that I hardly get to write anything fun. This morning, however, I am too angry to care. Really, this country deserves better than this ship o' fools. I just watched the Democrats - the people who are quite as bad at living up to their supposed values as the Republicans - lose one of the biggest advantages in history, in spite of the best Republican efforts to shoot themselves in the foot (hello Christine O'Donnell!). I don't blame the Republicans. They do their thing. No; me, I am angry with the Democrats for failing utterly to make what is a pretty simple case, so that they could at least lose on merit rather than on sheer inanity. How about "we made it so that people can't be excluded from healthcare based on existing conditions" ? How about "we actually lowered taxes for the middle class"? But the Dems lived up to their rule of the last two years: all pussyfooting and lack of message. These are the same people who can't get out of their own way on popularly supported issues like the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
Sigh. What morans. For a moment there, they had a message. And then then they got distracted by a shiny thing.