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Monday, December 21, 2009
Day of Reckoning
It is much to be regretted that the unprecedented irresponsible, cynical, monolithic obstructionism of the Republicans (which among other things empowered the least progressive members of the Democratic caucus to do their opportunistic worst to this Democratic effort) had the consequence of blunting the friendliness, usefulness, fiscal responsibility, and justice of the very bill they will decry as enemy, useless, profligate, unjust.
Republicans despise government, as we all know, and oh, how they show it when they are given any opportunity either to govern themselves or to hobble the efforts of any who would work to govern well. Never forget that when government is of, by, and for the people, to profess hatred of the very idea of good government is to profess hatred of the people whose government this is, and to wreck government in practice is directly, actively, insistently, and incessantly to harm the people of this country.