…and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind them about two dates that should loom large in their extended temper tantrum towards the President in that regard.
- July 7, 2009. That was the day that the future one-term Senator Al Franken (D, MN) was finally seated in the Senate.
- February 4, 2010. That was the day that Senator Scott Brown (R, MA) was seated in the Senate.
In between that period of time the Democrats had a 60 vote majority in the Senate*. That means that they could have passed any blessed thing that they wanted, and the Republican party couldn’t have done anything about it at all. In fact, the Democrats did pass Obamacare, despite our best efforts. How many new lobbyists out there kind of wish that they had been working on judicial appointments during that period instead, I wonder?
But that’s not really the point. The point is that the Online Left must genuinely enjoy, on some level, the sensation of being smacked around by their own party leadership. I mean, they keep volunteering to have it happen to them…
*The time between August 25th and September 24th doesn’t really count; Ted Kennedy, consummate party loyalist that he was, did the Democratic party the courtesy of scheduling his final illness and passing for the August vacancy. They lost ten working days from that, max.