Oh, wait: was I supposed to be impressed that Senator Webb’s trash-talking the President’s Obamacare strategy now?
“I’ll be real frank here,” Webb said at a Bloomberg News breakfast, according to The Washington Post. “I think that the manner in which the health-care reform issue was put in front of the Congress, the way that the issue was dealt with by the White House, cost Obama a lot of credibility as a leader.”
Well, if we’re going to “be real frank here” then just let me pipe up: like Senator Webb I knew that the way that Obamacare was shoved down our collective throats was grotesque. In fact, like Senator Webb I knew it at the time. But it’s not my name listed among the Yea votes on Obamacare; it’s Senator Webb’s. That’s because he’s the junior Senator from Virginia and I am not. And one reason why I’m not the junior Democratic Senator from Virginia and Senator Webb is is because Senator Webb was willing and ready to pander to liberal Democrats – the same kind of people who spit on his troops in the Vietnam era – in order to get that Senate seat. (more…)