re: #355 WindUpBird
I really didn’t like the stunts the firebaggers pulled during the HCR debate. That said, I think it’s useful that there is some kind of pressure and criticism, no matter how feeble and ignored (as the firebaggers are, let’s face it) coming from the left.
I say this partly because most compromises with the GOP made legislation objectively worse. This was true for HCR, FinReg, civil libertarian issues, etc.
Obama and the rest of the administration are politicians. If they only get bitching and whining from the right, they will do the math and react accordingly.