Since Bill Clinton left office, the Democratic Party has been searching for a large dose of testosterone. When Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination, it seemed that the party had finally found someone who had the vision, the intelligence and the strength to stand up to an opposing party that is united in its support of corporations and the wealthy.
That may be true, but its becoming increasingly difficult to tell.
Despite a large majority in the House and a 60-member caucus in the Senate, the Democrats once again seem weak and incapable of governing. The health care reform bill is exhibit A. In its current form, the Senate bill will mandate that everyone purchase insurance from private corporations more interested in increasing their profits than controlling costs and provide health care coverage for their customers.
Its time for President Obama and Congressional Democrats to drop their futile attempts at bipartisanship and pull together. If they dont, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party may have a better chance of reaching majority status in the future than Democrats.
According to a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, they’re currently more popular.