Yes, Democrats in Congress and the administration suck giant hairy warthog balls at negotiating, but that's not the real problem here.
The real problem is that Democrats in Congress and the administration are perfectly fine with eliminating every last dime spent on helping the non-rich.
I mean, c'mon: it's not like the poor and working-class vote in enough numbers to matter, and even the ones who do are easily swayed by the expensive television commercials paid for by the dems' BFFs on Wall Street.
Dems take care of corporations by transferring the nation's wealth from the middle-class to the obscenely wealthy, and in return corporations give them lots and lots of campaign cash.
Not as much cash as the corporations give to repugs, of course, but that's not something discussed in polite Beltway conversation.
And those Dirty Fucking Hippies screaming that dems are surrendering any chance to survive as a viable political party after they do the repugs' dirty work for them - well, dear, they're just too, too tacky.
Really now, if tens of millions of people really cared about how dems in Congress and the administration are ass-fucking them into penniless servitude, they'd be marching in the streets, wouldn't they?
John Boehner's professional hostage game is now working perfectly, and Dems are falling for it hook, line, and stinker.Democrats in Washington and the administration are not fighting for us. That's partly our fault for not holding their feet to the fire. But we'll never get the Democrats to do what we want if we kid ourselves that they're automatically on our side.
A top Senate Democratic aide says there's been a key thaw in discussions between Senate Dem leaders and House Republicans to avert a government shutdown.SNIP
The aide said Republican negotiators are once again willing to meet Democrats in the middle, to cut a bit over $30 billion from current spending -- just about half the $61 billion House Republicans have proposed.
Crucially, the idea of drawing from mandatory spending areas -- including the big entitlement programs -- is back on the table, according to the aide.
"Part of the thaw is that we think we can get some of the cuts we need to add up to this number from areas outside of discretionary," the aide said.
Another source familiar with the discussions says, "The appropriations committees in the House and Senate have been tasked to work on a bill that achieves cuts betweenw 30 and 36 [billion dollars]."
"That's just on [overall] spending cuts," the second source added, "and they'll have to hash out how much mandatory, how much discretionary."
But you see, now the GOP has gotten their opening proposal as the minimum of what they are going to receive from the Dems. The Dems have basically folded from day one.
All this talk about government shutdowns and Eric Cantor and his threats are just hiding the reality that the Dems have given the Republicans their original proposal without so much as a fight. Orange Julius has gotten a 100% win here and the Dems, the Village, and everyone has fallen for it. The Republicans started with $32 billion in cuts and the Democrats' pushback lasted less than a week. It is still possible that the Tea Party could go into complete revolt. But the real power behind the GOP will put them in their place, as always, and the GOP will take yet another complete win.
They'll only do what we force them to do.
Have you talked to your Democratic neighbors today?