Another episode of what Digby said
The bottom line is this: the Democrats are afraid of the Republicans. They – all of them,
from Obama on down – are afraid of Rush Limbaugh and Michele Bachmann and you name it.
You hear Democratic operatives talk strategy, and there's always a "logical" reason why this or
that aggressive attack might not work. But it's nothing to do with logic. They're just afraid.
Bat-Shit Bachmann, who wants the government out of everything, is a good case in point.
It's been revealed that her family farm has received $250,000 in federal subsidies. If she
were a Democrat, the Republicans would make sure the entire country knew it.
But the Democrats won't do things like that. If they had for the past 20 months, Americans
would be talking about a president who, all things considered, is doing his best against
quasi-insane and hypocritical opposition. But they're telling each other a different story.
And the Democrats will go on not learning the lesson of the price of their fear."