Goodness gracious, what lack of holiday cheer these days. Everyone is crabby, everyone is fighting. So we cats thought we would interrupt our Christmas preparations and join the bashing for a moment. (Look away, Santa.)
Unlike many of our colleagues in the left-wing blogosphere, we cats recognize the difficulties of governing in a highly polarized era — especially with the crushing problems bequeathed by the current Administration's horrifying predecessor. But we do fault the Obama team for wasting a precious resource: their campaign workers. If most Americans want healthcare reform, then Organizing for America should have had us all marching in the streets this summer. Instead, the teabaggers took over. We cats HISS at that.
But here's something on which we do agree with our fellow bloggers: We hate Joe Lieberman. Really. We hate him. If we could, we'd lift our tails and spray his pant legs so bad he'd never get the smell out. And we'd do it on a Saturday so he couldn't go to the dry cleaner until Monday.
However, let us emulate President Obama and face reality. We had our chance to knock Lieberman off in 2006. We didn't get it done, alas. So, we're afraid we're stuck with this cretin until we get healthcare reform and other key elements of the President's legislative agenda passed. But after that — watch out, Joe. We sincerely hope that thousands of lefty bloggers are not waiting for 2012 and are doing massive oppo research on Lieberman now.
Okay, we've indulged. Time to get back to holiday cheer. Let's see, what can we be joyful about? Well, there's the lovingly rumpled Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, who never seems to take his eye off the healthcare ball — and there's Al Franken, who continues to make us proud that Paul Wellstone's Senate seat is back in safe hands. Gentlemen, you are gifts that keep on giving. We cats PURR.