The day after Obamacare passed, I wrote Pep Talk. Seems pertinent today as well:
Last night was bad. The law passed by the Senate and House really is that horrible.
But it’s the morning after, and your mourning should be over.
The mainstream media and the nutroots will try to demoralize you, and there will be plenty of gloat to go around.
But remember how we got to last night.
November 4, 2008, was the culmination of multiple generations of journalistic and educational malpractice and liberal guilt, malfeasance by Republicans who lost their way while in power, and a mass delusion on par with the tulipomania of 17th century Holland.
On November 5, 2008, did any one of you think that over 16 months later Obama would barely be able to pass a truncated version of his dream of single payer, and that dozens of Democrats would join Republicans in opposition?
As the mainstream media celebrated the permanent Democratic majority in the weeks after the 2008 election, did any of you think that in March 2010 we would be talking about the Democratic majority being in danger?
On January 20, 2009, when Obama took office, and then again in April when Arlen Specter jumped ship, did any one of you think we could hold off Obamacare beyond July?
In August and September, did you think we would make it to the end of the year, and then in early January 2010, did any of you (other than me) think Scott Brown could win and we could prevent a Democratic super-majority?
Your hard work has paid off, even if the end result was not what we wanted. But trust me, without you it would have been much, much worse.
For over a year Obama has not been able to push through other destructive aspects of his agenda, and the clock is running out before the mid-term elections.
The hard work must continue through the November elections because Democrats know they have just a few more months.
So shake off the gloom, get your asses in gear, get over it, and get to work continuing to fight the worst government policies “since the Great Depression.”
We have no other choice.
Related Post showing my wisdom and foresight:
Relax, The Dems Will Screw Up