Odd in that it – like the May recess, come to think about it – came and went without a plethora of stories about how citizens flooded* town halls across the land to ritually burn the Republicans at the stake over Paul Ryan’s Medicare/budget reform plan. Which is actually quite surprising, given that we were more or less promised Armageddon along those lines. Almost as surprising as the lack of stories of Democrats capitalizing on their supposed killer political advantage by holding their own town halls. Instead, we got… nothing much, really. Dribs and drabs, but nothing special.
Then again, I lie: this is not surprising. The Organized Left’s greatest problem is that it has everything that it needs for a populist movement except for actual people; and they’re constitutionally incapable of spawning protests that are organic, self-organizing, self-sufficient, and capable of growth. And every time that they get distracted enough that protesting slips from from the top of their to-do list, it shows.
*For a given value of ‘flooded.’ By Tea Party standards even the Easter ‘protests’ were more like a slow-draining sink.