Quote of the day from Donna Brazile
Donna Brazile discovers the unterbussen. She writes:
Sometime between my celebrating Barack Obama’s inauguration and traveling through 33 states this year, listening to folks discuss their frustrations with the pace of progress, it dawned on me: It’s about jobs.
"It's the economy, stupid!"
Of course, Donna didn't think that when she threw the "folks" she's now "listening" to under the bus:
[BRAZILE: ]Well, Lou, I have worked on a lot of Democratic campaigns, and I respect Paul. But, Paul, you're looking at the old coalition. A new Democratic coalition is younger. It is more urban, as well as suburban, and we don't have to just rely on white blue-collar voters and Hispanics. We need to look at the Democratic Party, expand the party, expand the base and not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
How's that working out, Donna?
And Donna didn't think that when she told the unterbussen to get ready for the cuts:
[BRAZILE: ][Obama's] going to have to put things on the table that perhaps many of us would not like to see a Democratic president put on the table in terms of cutting back on spending, freezing hiring and making some real tough decisions. So, I think he will be constrained by the deficit and also by the fact that we're still in two major wars.
And then there are things, like single payer, that were taken off the table, too.
Oh, and I really like "frustrations with the pace of progress." What progress would that be?