Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Disheartening

Despite the polls, I refused to believe Coakley was going to lose until she did. I will try not to play the blame game too much, but based on the turnout to the Dem primary we got what deserved. Not that I'm some kind of hero for reading about the candidates for 5 minutes on the day of the primary, but that really is all it would have taken to see what a lame candidate Coakley was... but at the same time, I thought she was as inevitable as she and her campaign staff did, and didn't fret too much about it. Whoops. Sorry America!

As for what to do now? The good news is that The Beefcake is only elected for 2 years. So perhaps in 2012 we get Capuano after MA voters come back to their senses.

The one thing I'm certain of is that if Dems don't pass HCR they're screwed. Figure out how it can be done, and get it done. Blaming the GOP for not getting anything accomplished is just not going to work... it's going to justify their every argument about what a terrible job our party has done since getting in power. If we're going to go down, then I'd like to go down fighting to pass some progressive bills at least.

And now I think I'll go back to blogging about food and video games.