... and they are O. Walks lame, like a dead duck.
Update: It's all a game to him, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Poll numbers are all, policy zero.
Update 2: What Krugman said. Only, he's being decorous, dancing around the deeper truth. I don't think he's being foolish or naive -- he's too smart for that. He's adopting a moderate form of public discourse in order to preserve his cred long-term, and that's fine. But we know what he really means to say -- what is patently obvious to everyone but Kool-Aid addicts, and what PUMA types have been saying all along: We elected Calvin Coolidge when we needed FDR. And we can only hope that the bizarre kabuki masque into which our politics has descended winds up pushing this mound of jello into the right mold before dessert is served.
Gibbs is out there saying that Obama still "favors" a public option.Good. Now we know that the president of the United States is as committed to real health care reform as pageant queens to world peace. Even today Gibbs could not help seizing the opportunity of singing "Always look on the bright side of life'. Hey, we may not get real reform, but at least we won't be stuck with a USPS for health care! This is how liberals can manage to get everything right but end up getting nothing done. For all their breathtaking insanity, you will never see conservatives send their talking heads out with this message: we still favor a Republican CEO president whose fiduciary duty is to squeeze as much profit as possible out of the American people, but we do not intend to replicate the disastrous presidency of George W. Bush.
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