Wait, we're told.
"We've" only just got power.
You have to be patient, change will come.
We need 60 Senators.
80% of the PUBLIC supports a PUBLIC option.
So. Let's see. What's waiting gotten us?
The Lily Ledbetter Act. Signed into law on January 29th.
Sonya Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice. Who was SLANDERED by Republicans on her way to confirmation, by the way.
But my gay and lesbian friends? Well, they're told to wait. DADT and DOMA continue under this Administration.
Health care reform? Wait, we're told. It's coming.
But Republicans are not negotiating in earnest. Nor are they going to vote for the final bill. They've told us this in no uncertain terms.
After 2006, when Democrats had majorities in both Houses, the constant refrain was "keep the powder dry." Well, the powder is massive. And completely dry. 52 million people voted for a new way.
But so far, we've gotten more of the same. Oh, I don't think Obama is a clone of Bush. And I do believe he has the actual good of the people in mind.
But time and again he shows weakness by insisting on bipartisanship.
And let's be clear, Republicans are not interested in working for the common good. They're very clear that what they're interested in is impeding any sort of change.
It's time to shut them down and shut them out.
We can not afford to wait any more.