Well, there goes the game, for now. I've been thinking all along that the President, and the Democrats in general, do need a correction, now rather than later. They have not supported their constituencies. They have not made good on their promises to the people. I can live with some incompetent fanatics in the House for a couple of years. What hurts is the list of people who have been lost. Veteran Senator Russ Feingold, a consistent voice of reason, is gone from the Senate, and progressive, thought provoking Freshman Congressman Alan Grayson has lost his seat in the house. In their place we have the likes of Rand Paul and John Boehner newly empowered. Big money went into defeating Feingold, I'm told, as he is the 'face of Campaign Reform'. It's a sad debacle. Last fall, the President's own staff got rid of fellow Democrat Eric Massa, an independent thinker who supported Single Payer, and could intelligently discuss health care issues; a retired military officer passionately opposed to the disastrously expensive, strategically pointless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and probably the only Democrat who could hold his district which combines affluent liberal suburbs along Lake Ontario with a big piece of the impoverished and isolated region across the Southern Tier of New York State along the Pennsylvania border.
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