Quick note: For any tennis fans out there, I do a daily blog on the Grand Slam tournaments. For my thoughts on the Australian Open, which so far has been pretty good, click here.
Yep, it’s a fun day to be a Democrat today.
You’ve got to hand it to my party. Nobody, and I mean nobody, screws up a sure thing like the Democrats. If they were in charge of Rick’s from Casablanca, the joint would’ve burned down long before Bogie ever showed up.
My Democrats had an unloseable election in the race to succeed the late, great Ted Kennedy as the senator from Massachusetts. I mean, Kennedy held the seat for almost 50 years! No way a Republican was going to win that seat. Especially a Republican schmoe like Scott Brown, a pro-torture, right-wing, obstructionist, deficit-adding, stands-for-nothing but is against everything idiot.
This thing was a slam dunk. Beyond a slam dunk. Again, you could NOT blow this.
But yes, oh yes, we Democrats can blow anything. And so we put up Martha Coakley, who, yes, won a primary, but then went about refusing to debate her opponent, refusing to campaign much, belittling the voters of Massachusetts, and calling Curt Schilling A YANKEES FAN! That’s like running for the Senate in 1998 in Wisconsin and not knowing who Brett Favre is.
And so, of course, because Scott Brown tapped into all this rage, ginned up by so many obstructionist idiots in the right-wing media and others, pulled out a victory Tuesday night in this special election.
Health-care reform? Pretty much dead. ANY progressive legislation passed by this Congress in 2010? Put a tag on its toe and close the drawer.
So, so, so sad, and so pathetic. And yet, why do all the progressive government programs, things like education and immigration reform, and helping the economy, and saving the environment, and making all the changes to so many screw-ups in the Bush administration have to end now?
As Jon Stewart put it brilliantly in the video above, the Democrats “will only have then an 18-vote majority in the Senate. Which is more than George W. Bush ever had in the Senate when he did whenever the f**k he wanted.”
As usual, Jon Stewart nails it. I laugh, but it’s so goddamn sad that my party is so incapable of leading, of doing ANYTHING.
**So I’ve neglected writing about hockey that much on the blog lately because my New York Rangers have been so, well, mediocre. Which is why I’m completely baffled and amazed that the Blueshirts have scored 14 goals in their last two games. And Marian Gaborik didn’t score all of them, which is amazing. Now of course every team has goal-scoring spurts, but maybe, just maybe, the Rangers are turning things around.
Hell, the sports gods really are on my side this week.
**And oh yeah, four more days until Jets-Colts for the right to go to the Super Bowl. I don’t think I can wait that long, I may explode with excitement.