Finally, some reality has set in, this accurate assessment from the Open Left:
“Meet your new legislative calendar:
1. As a background to a jobs bill and the financial regulation package, health insurance reform will drag on for several more weeks, and might never be passed.
2. As a result of that, climate change legislation is on life support, and will likely be shelved (and even the back-up plan of using the EPA to regulate greenhouse gasses might be shelved).
3. And, as a result of those delays, immigration reform is almost certainly off the table for 2010.
Going to be a long, painful 2010.”
And here is the clearest view of the current political reality I’ve seen from the Dems — in, well, since the Obama coronation — and which the left terms as whining:
“Some senators are skeptical lawmakers will be ready to tackle another huge issue after finishing health care. “After you do one really, really big, really, really hard thing that makes everybody mad, I don’t think anybody’s excited about doing another really, really big thing that’s really, really hard that makes everybody mad,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said. “Climate fits that category.”
Meet the results (above) of ObamaCare’s back being broken.