Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Dems Are About to Lose Their Majority: Why Should I Care?

The liberal blogosphere has been abuzz recently with calls to mobilize people in Massachusetts to vote Democratic. If they don't, the Dems are going to lose their 60 seat majority, and then what?

Then, nothing, is my opinion. It feels to me like no majority, or super majority, or super super majority will ever help the Democrats do anything useful. They always have a reason to buckle under the tiniest amount of pressure from the Republicans. They've had their majority for a while, and what have we, the people, got out of it? Nothing much. Somehow, even if there is only one Republican left in the Senate, s/he will still achieve more than all the Dems combined. All their majority has helped them do is to line their pockets.

So I can't muster an appropriate degree of enthusiasm, or even curiosity, about the results of the election to win Ted Kennedy's seat. I think that this is how the voters feel, too. You can't let the voters down every single time and then expect them to care about your party. The Dems are now reaping the fruits of their indecisiveness and weakness. Serves them right.


Greenconsciousness said...

and I agree, How do you reconcile this with your post below.

Greenconsciousness said...

You understand that failure to perform for the voters is not because the Dems are incompetent. They are obligated to perform for their corporate masters who fund their employment in very prestigious and lucrative positions. All those perks and pensions would be gone without that corporate funding. So the Democrats use their Harvard educations to twist language in the belief that the working class is too stupid to discern the difference between the words "health care reform" and the actuality of insurance subsidies. They use the word "bi-partisan" to cloak the fact that they cannot offend big pharm and big medicine/insurance. They try to blame republicans; again because they believe we are stupid. So even with a filibuster proof majority they cannot preform as promised. Because the promise was a lie, not because they are incompetent.

Clarissa said...

Of course, you are right, Greenconsciousness. It's useless to wait for the Dems to come through on anything. The problem, though, is that there is nobody else to vote for.