Stewart can't believe that the Democrats not only put up such lame candidate in a must-win election, but that they are whining that they can't get their agenda through with only a 59 vote majority in the Senate. He points out that Bush never had that big a majority. You could add in Reagan as another Republican who didn't have that sort of control. In fact, you'd have to go back to Taft to find a Republican president with that overwhelming a partisan advantage in the Senate. Somehow, other presidents have muddled through without having that level of control.
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So why the sad face, Democrats? It's because you're trying to ram through a massive bill that is so terribly unpopular that you can't bring in any of the most moderate of Republicans - there's a whole crew of moderate Republicans who would have been ready to negotiate with you, but nooooo, you had to go all on your own and then present them with a fait accompli and only agree to the most minor of changes to win over an Olympia Snowe. And you couldn't even do that.
That's why there will be so many long faces in Democratville tonight.
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