Joe Biden makes a powerful case for voting Republican
Who knew that the midterms would be a chance to nullify the bailout for Big Insurance?"
These guys, if they win, the other team, they're going to repeal healthcare [reform] and I want them to tell me why what we did wasn't an incredibly significant move that's progressive and helping people.
I'll tell you why, Joe: because it was an utterly corrupt process, under the guise of openness and transparency, that took the only workable solutions off the table (and led to the arrests of those who tried to bring them up), and the bill was written literally by and for big health-industry players. That's why.
Also via Melissa, we see the Big O talking down to his youthful base:
...some of the excitement and enthusiasm started to drain away because people felt like, gosh, all we're reading about are constant arguments in Washington....
At least to hear the President tell it, his young supporters thought Obama was going to make the mean Republicans go away or play nice, and they went into a corner and started sucking their thumbs because the grownups were yelling at each other.
The infantilizing, it burns!