Monday, January 18, 2010

Schadenfreude! Get Your Schadenfreude Here!

Even if the Democrats manage to steal the special senatorial election in Massachusetts (Massachusettes?) tomorrow, Scott Brown has already scored a major victory.

From, believe it or not, the Huffington Post:
How could the health care issue have turned from a reform that was going to make Barack Obama ten feet tall into a poison pill for Democratic senators? Whether or not Martha Coakley squeaks through in Massachusetts on Tuesday, the health bill has already done incalculable political damage and will likely do more.
The HuffPo commenters exhibit the panic in the progressive ranks:
Kuttner is right, of course. Obama went about this all wrong, and, now, there are going to be some real consequences...

...He can kiss it all goodbye now, because I can't see anything changing, as long as you have a DOJ who won't investigate possible crimes of the past administration...[yada-yada-yada Bushitler etc.]...

Obama has turned out to be the worst leader of his party I have ever seen. He plays to the banks and corporations and thinks we aren't seeing it...

The only "change" Mr. Obama is going to achieve is that he will probably never have to worry about his income again.
The only thing missing: