Thursday, November 04, 2010

After the morning after

I find it difficult to find a flaw in Athenae's analysis:
You had majorities, and you had Harry Reid, refusing to be mean to Republicans by shoving stuff through. You had majorities, and you had Barack Obama acting like he was already an ex-president and could be gracious and social with these pricks. You had majorities, used them to do some stuff, and then sat back and acted like we should be grateful when we can fucking count.

We can fucking count, out here. We know what 51 means. We know what 257 means. We're not morons. And all the procedural whatsit you argue today, about ConservaDems and Blue Dogs, doesn't mean shit. You had it, and we worked hard to give it to you, and we see you calling things impossible which are just very hard, and we get fucking annoyed, because we don't get to get away with that shit. Not at our jobs and not in our lives.

And there it is: "It's hard" appears to have meant, "So let's not try."

Well, you know, I'm sure we can find a few hundred other people who would be happy to take a job for a few hundred thousand bucks a year (plus a rather attractive pension and health insurance package) where all you do is offer excuses for why you "can't" do your job.

Not Atrios