Sorry to stray the thread, but 1 comment I wish to address. May or may not have to do with Frank.
But I can give you a positive point on the side of politics, your liberals have a spine. Ours are yes men.
As much as I’m loving liberals atm, I strongly disagree. The people in our government who have the spine are the Tea Baggers. Liberals aren’t necessarily yes men, but every single time I see a government action taken to affect the American people, it’s always the Liberals/Democrats who compromise themselves, never the Repubs/Tea Party. The right side saw a want/demand to change our government into a direction that it should not be heading to, but they saw it never the less, and are hell-bent on making it happen.
At best, our liberals/Democrats atm are Moderates/today’s Republicans and today’s Republican Party are far right bat-shit crazy fucks. They however, have a spine. In dealing with Barack Obama, I initially wasn’t happy with his Presidency. I didn’t even like him and when he had the govt. in his hands, other than healthcare, stimulus package, cash for clunkers, and cap-and-trade, what did he really do for helping the economy? Not really anything. Obama initially portrayed himself as just another guy who was just there in the office, not doing anything. It wasn’t until the GOP House that took over did it light a fire under Obama, and now Obama is being a President. The problem is, because it wasn’t until after 2 years of his Presidency, did he decide to try and pass what he should have tried passing in his first 2 years, and would have passed.
The point is, as much I hate to say it, the Democrats need the Tea Party in order to function. If nobody lights a fire under their ass, the Democrats do nothing. The Tea Party however, have an agenda, and they are going through with it no matter what. This alone shows me the Dems/Liberals have no spine, and the GOP/Tea Party have the spine.
If the Democrats/Liberals had a spine, we would have been far better off with Obama’s Presidency than we are now. All these arguments that we have now, would have been solved years ago had the Dems have a spine. At least on the plus side, since the Tea Party GOP have shaken things up, they lit a fire under Obama, and forced Obama to grow a spine, in which he did, and now Obama has strong momentum because he’s doing something for bettering everybody (except the 1%). What needs to be made sure of is that he’s re-elected, but without the GOP, he still has a fire under his ass that’s making him grow a spine and do something with his Presidency. He’s got the momentum right now, he just needs to make sure he keeps it going without needing the GOP to do so.