Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Evan Bayh channels his inner Eric Cartman...

...or, Shorter Evan Bayh: "Screw you guys, I'm going home!"

Two-term Sen. Evan Bayh says ever-shriller partisanship and the frustrations of gridlock made it time for him to leave Congress.
...Bayh said voters could simply decide they want to vote out people they believe are too partisan and said Congress should change its rules of operation "so that sensible people can get the job done."

Yes, because implying your opponents aren't sensible isn't shrill partisanship at all, no sir. And you know he's not just talking about Republican senators who oppose health care, either. I would be surprised if he did not agree with this:
Whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, you've probably had some very nasty town hall meetings lately, and most normal human beings don't enjoy being yelled at," said Jack Pitney, a political scientist at Claremont-McKenna College in Claremont, Calif.

In other words, "Can't these people see we're doing what's best for them?" Most folks would be thinking, "ok, if I'm being yelled at like this, maybe what I'm doing isn't the best and I should change course. After all, I work for them. They don't work for me." But then perhaps that's why I would never make it in Congress. Part of me would love to see the Democrats change those rules to get rid of the filibuster just to see the liberals overreach even more and get their tails beaten that much worse in November, but part of me says that would be a pyrrhic victory because there's no telling what they'd ram through beforehand. At any rate, good frakking riddance, Evan. Don't let the door hit you.