Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Incredible victory in shutdown battle!

Three days ago, who woulda thunk we'd not only see funding for both FEMA and an endangered green jobs program but also avert a government shutdown? It sure as shit looked like we'd get funding for neither - plus the shutdown.

But a funny thing happened. Not ha-ha funny but unusual funny. Senate Democrats stood their ground against the Tea Party-plagued House. For once, there was no DLC garbage. And guess what? The Democrats won the battle last night, and the looming shutdown was averted.

They fought - and then they won. Isn't it weird how fighting back brings better results than wussing around?

There's a lesson to be learned in all this. Being right isn't always enough - because sometimes you have to fight for it. There's no point in being right if you don't fight for it.