But on a political level, the left has been betrayed over and over again on the things that matter to us the most. The village is pleased, I'm sure. But the Democratic party only needs to look back eight short years to see just how destructive it is to constantly tell their left flank to go fuck themselves.
After 2000, what is it going to take for the Democrats to realize that constantly using their base as a doormat is not a good idea? It only takes a few defections or enough people staying home to make a difference. And there are people on the left who have proven they're willing to do it. The Democrats are playing with fire if they think they don't have to deliver anything at all to their liberal base --- and abandoning the public option, particularly in light of what we already know about the bailouts and the side deals, may be what breaks the bond.Obama's support in the polls is tanking - among his base. That's me! He and his Wall St finance ministers give the banksters massive bailouts with no controls over further looting. And -- surprise! - they keep looting.
Now we have the Senate Democrats falling all over themselves to try and please Chuck Grassley! Here's an idea, Senate Democrats: stop asking me for money. If you need money, ask your good pal Chuck Grassley. My wallet is closed to you.