I haven't been over to Obsidian Wings much since Hilzoy left, so I'm a few days late in finding this which should definitely be read, and then read again. Then go read Greenwald. Oh, go on. It's not like you're going to get more depressed.
I knew, when Obama cast his FISA vote before the '08 election, that he wasn't the progressive leader I would wish for. But I admit to being shocked at just how bad he is. This loss in Massachusetts and subsequent meltdown by congressional Democrats is just the humiliating culmination of what we have seen coming since at least last summer. I think this post nails the problem as well as it can be done.
Eight years of extraordinary abuses by the Bush administration has left our country in ruin and we are in dire need of strong, principled leadership to set us back on track. We're not getting it - and yesterday's SCOTUS ruling handing control of the government over to corporations is going to make it much harder, if not impossible, to find. We're in trouble.