“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ooga-chucka, Ooga-chucka

That is the sound of the train leaving the station. It says here that not only is a conservative Democrat from coal-rich western Virginia on board with the energy bill, but also that the Obama administration is savvy enough to have a cabinet secretary call the newsroom of the Roanoke Times to promote this fact. Yes, the fight might be tougher in the Senate, but they only need 50 votes. The fact is that a majority in the country and in the Congress recognizes that we have to do something about climate change, that we have to do it now, and that this is the only game in town. Simply put, this bill is going to pass. Furthermore I predict that while the Republicans will whine a lot about it, they will mostly just stand by and watch the train leave, because they aren't going to stand on the track and get run over. Their position is no longer to stop Obama. It is to hope he fails. I wouldn't want to be betting the ranch on that strategy.