The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/16/11
What's a progressive to do these days? A federal court has declared the "individual mandate" provision of the health care bill to be unconstitutional, making it nearly inevitable that the case will find its way to the Supreme Court. Hmm, what sort of provision might have avoided precisely this outcome? A public option, perhaps?
Indeed, what's a progressive to do? The President has disappointed progressives at nearly every turn since he took office. When we needed him to be FDR, he's not even a warmed-over Bill Clinton. But here's the kicker -- most progressives will hold their noses and vote for President Obama in 2012. Why? Because the alternatives are just too absurd.