Obama tells us he will “change” things so that his supporters will, what, see the country’s course be righted, it’s mistakes corrected, and its people made well again. But, when he gets into office, the practical issues we agreed would be the telling benchmarks of his success or failure have come out wrong. On health care, there is no ‘single payer,’ on the wars, there are more of them, on corruption and civil liberties, they stand worse, and things are getting worse.
As some are saying, this turn of events was predictable.
Instead of acknowledging the issues that divide business Democrats from lefty democrats and negotiating compromises and resolutions to these long-standing controversies, we are left with a fractured Democratic Party and bad legislation that will make things worse. We’ll have ‘change’, but not in ways the left thinks would be better.