January 11, 2009
My blogging in this space has been very spotty, for which I apologize. I’m suffering a stronger than usual case of post-election political exhaustion, made worse by the feeling that the Democrats, instead of moving into the next decade with renewed purpose and effectiveness, are getting ready to march back 10 years and resume cowering in terror whenever some Republican knuckledragger grunts at them.
Joe Lieberman, who called the party’s candidate a Marxist and campaigned on behalf of the GOP during the election, gets a free pass from the Democrats. Meanwhile, Howard Dean, whose 50-state strategy laid the groundwork for the Democratic sweep, is being treated like a idiot cousin by the people who kept the party wallowing in failure. Tom Daschle, who is supposed to lead the legislative campaign for healthcare reform, is already raising the white flag with Republicans, and Obama’s financial stimulus package is being prepped for failure by notions of “bipartisanship” and appealing to the Republican tax cuts uber alles mentality.
Maybe I’m just depressed. After all, Obama hasn’t even been sworn in yet. But circumstances are forcing me to double-down on the job and the search for paying freelance work, which means I’ll be on hiatus through the rest of January. Until Feb. 1, my thanks to all who keep visiting. Any blogging activity from me before then will be at my other site, which reflects the things that I want to concentrate on for the time being.