It was obvious long ago (for example, on February 26, 2010) that the GOP was going to do whatever it could to sabotage Obama’s presidency. Or, it was not going to participate in any useful way in trying to fix what Bush (and they) broke in the eight years previous. So while I appreciate Howard Dean’s sentiment here, I’m wondering where he and every other progressive has been for the past year or so.
After the year and a half this country has just been through, it is pretty obvious that the right-wing has no intention of cooperating with anyone, and that they will do anything to regain power, just as they were willing to do anything to hold on to it. The only reasonable approach is to stand up to them as you would any group of bullies. Call them out for what they do- or don’t do as the case may be.
You think? Add to this the fact, no matter what, history will lose seats for the Democrats in the mid-term elections. It’s damn-near guaranteed. It happens regardless of the success or failure of the party in power. It’s always cool to vote out the people in! So…why the ball-less approach? What’s to lose?