Well, golly, it only took Barack Obama until mid-December to announce huge concessions to the Republicans. An announcement of austerity just in time for Christmas! My prediction was off by a few weeks — I thought he’d wait until the new term to start before selling everyone out in the name of “bipartisanship” (a.k.a. giving the right wing everything they want before they even ask for it).
Seriously, can Democratic partisans just stop pretending that the Democrats actually care about anything? The Democrats don’t protect us from the excesses of the right wing, they are just a machine for making excuses for why these excesses are not resisted, and for preventing any real resistance from being put into place.