With apologies, in advance, to Naomi Klein, I think what we're looking at now is not just shock, shock and awe, but a level of toxicity unparalleled in what we like to think of as the civilized world.
Stay tuned as 2010 may prove to be a wake-up call for the Democraps who already have a long, and distinguished history of shooting themselves in the foot. While Dick Cheney is living proof that the Republicraps aren't much better at hitting a target at least the target isn't themselves.
Meanwhile, home on derange, most people would rather watch a Cialis commercial than listen to anything Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, or Keith Olbermann have to say. How does the saying go -- nobody ever starved underestimating the intelligence of the American people?
Giving a new twist to the term "bipolar," Dems are now dividing themselves up into liberals and blue dogs kamakaze style. Some might even try to convince themselves it's cathartic, but the Old Testament had the right word for what's going on in Congress these days---onanism.
Even the President can't seem to make up his mind whether he's channeling LBJ or JFK. One day he's talking about stopping nuclear proliferation, and the next day the US and its paltry team of allies are conducting aerial search and destroy missions in Afghanistan.
But, whether it's a failed public option, or a failed profit margin, one thing becomes increasingly more evident day by day. It's getting harder to tell the Dems from the dames. Better keep that Cialis handy. It's going to be a long four years.
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