Recently, I heard Thom Hartmann, or one of his guests, explain why the Democratic party has no backbone, and continues to be so easily manipulated by the Republican'ts: the Democrats are behaving as a battered spouse behaves, after having been emotionally and physically beaten to a bloody pulp: the battering they experienced was the Republican't impeachment proceedings they brought against Bill Clinton.
Tonight, I heard Keith Olbermann's moving Comment about his dad and his plea that Congress think about what would help our country rein in healthcare's out-of-control costs, rather than what would be most politically expedient for their re-election chances.
Democrats MUST pass an effective cost-controlling healthcare bill which includes, at the very least, a viable public option and at best which opens up Medicare to younger people.
Keith Olbermann's comment on behalf of his father moved me to tears tonight.
Anthony Weiner, Democratic Congressman of New York moved me to cheers.
We need more Democrats to find their inner Anthony Weiner and dare to speak the truth out loud, with conviction and passion as Congressman Weiner did so inspiringly tonight.
We desperately need Senators and Congress-persons who will put personal gain aside in the interests of saving our country from the imminent demise of everything that once made America the land of possibility and hope. After the past eight years of the Busheney reign of terror and destruction inflicted upon our citizens, America is become a has-been debtor nation, which is down for the count as, incredibly, the Republican'ts lead Obama and the Congress around by their noses. Unbelievable, but true.
Thanks for being here, Vig, and providing a place to say what is on our hearts...