Comment of the day
Why does a call to arms start with “donate to…..”?
Because that's the business model?
Seriously -- and I wouldn't have said this two years or even a year ago -- "progressives" fighting health insurance companies and Big Pharma by raising money seems like trying to buy Versailles by holding a bake sale. Whatever's going to work, it's not that. Even leaving aside the fact that the fundraiser is for the pissant public option.
And then there's the idea that if your business model is fundraising, there's no real incentive to solve the problem; incremental improvement is really preferable from that standpoint, since each round of incrementalism, successful or not, will always be a success to the "creative class" access bloggers, the web designers, the pollsters, the wannabe pundits going on the teebee, and so forth, since they can all bill for their professional services.