It's Not The
Economy Glass, Stupid
Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get -- to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed -- oh, well, the public option wasn't there. If you get the financial reform bill passed -- then, well, I don't know about this particular derivatives rule, I'm not sure that I'm satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven't yet brought about world peace and -- (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker. (Laughter.) You know who you are. (Laughter.) We have had the most productive, progressive legislative session in at least a generation.[my emphasis]Perhaps the problem isn't the glass that is half-empty but the suit that is completely so.
It also might have something to do with the vast majority of Americans of every political stripe (though more so for Democrats as Repugnicans manage to ram through all manner of egregious legislation with their (Democrats) assistance regardless of which party is in the majority) being cognizant of the fact that it has been over 30 years since they've had any representation in Congress.
That this recent legislative session should pass as the most "productive" and "progressive" further illustrates the point and your "historic" health care bill accomplishes approximately this: