It’s like I’m sittin here playin cards with my brother’s kids…

“I think the fading of the public option from the Senate bill really hurt the Democrats’ prospects in the Senate [race], because they were seen as following the typical pattern of tax and spend and caving to insurance companies.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! (Excuse me while I clean the coffee off my monitor).

Are you kidding me? What planet do these people live on? Wait, here’s Congressman Polis’ rationale for that hilarious statement:

“The night of the Massachusetts election, three liberal groups — Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Democracy for America and MoveOn.org — paid for a poll of a thousand people who voted for Obama in 2008 and either switched to support Republican Scott Brown for Senate or didn’t vote. It was conducted by Research 2000.

More than 80 percent of both groups favored a public option.

The poll also upended the conventional understanding of health care’s role in the election. A plurality of people who switched to Brown — 48 — or didn’t vote — 43 — said that they opposed the Senate health care bill. But the poll dug deeper and asked people why they opposed it. Among those Brown voters, 23 percent thought it went ‘too far’ — but 36 percent thought it didn’t go far enough and 41 percent said they weren’t sure why they opposed it.”

That’s what I always do when I want to know what the average American thinks. I hire a bunch of hippies to poll 1000 “random” voters in Massachusetts and then publish the results in the Huffington Post. Will there be any Democrats left in 2012? That may be appealing to many on the right but quite frankly, I’m rooting for the return of Gridlock Congress. The more partisan, the less they can do to us. After a full year of Obarchy, the only silver lining is that Obama, Reid and Pelosi have been stunningly ineffective. Even so, a mere 3 months of actual legislating has probably set the Republic back a good 10 years.

And I know Democrats are funny but do we really want a massive shift to Republican power? I can just picture the Republicans with the power the Democrats currently have: federal raids on local strip clubs, 24 hours of Sesame Street and the 700 Club on every cable television channel, James Hetfield in federal prison for dropping F bombs on stage, naked strip searches to get on community buses, free wiretap installation with every cell phone contract, Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow sent to a top secret CIA black prison in Lithuania, an invasion of the Amsterdam red light district to crack down on the drug problem, mandatory open carry gun laws for all children over the age of 5 in public elementary schools… No thanks. Right now, the Democrats are like the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. They suck so bad, you almost feel obligated to root for them just so the game will be interesting.

Let’s hope they don’t do this. The results would be frightful for the economy but also, we still want to have some Democrats left to kick around when the Obama years are all said and done. A divided Congress and a weak Republican president – what more could anyone ask for? Come on Democrats! Make it so!