Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A Cold Day in Washington
Paralysis has stricken Washington, D.C. The deep freeze and the blinding snow are living metaphors for the standstill that grips Congress. Now one of two futures opens before us, either progressives bury themselves in the snow and let the ice men cometh and take over, the icy Republicans ready to shovel progressives out of power, or the Democrats replace milk-toast Reid with a fiery leader who can melt the ice-jam, break the filibuster threats, and let reform flow. The Democrats, especially the progressives, need to find fire in the belly. Only then will the thaw come and Health Care, jobs, and all the other sorely needed social improvements happen.