What the heck happened to all of the can do spirit over at the Capitol over health care reform? Look, I understand that Arnold is not exactly saying the right things lately, but that doesn't mean you say that nothing is going to get done and so you should close shop early and go home. Come on now Sen. Don Perata. This is severely unhelpful.
State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said Monday he is "not optimistic anything substantial" will be done this legislative session to improve access to health care in California because a "lot of momentum" was lost during the budget stalemate.
In an interview after a floor session that produced little of note, the Oakland Democrat said a special session after the Legislature adjourns Sept. 14 would be pointless.
"I don't see any resolve to do anything," he said. "The stalemate took it's toll. People are feeling battered and bruised.
That is exactly what the Republicans hoped would happen. Buck up camper. Don't let them get what they wanted. Don't let all of the hard work by everyone go to waste because you feel bruised. When I wake up the morning after a rugby game I don't say, gosh that hurt, I don't want to do that again. Boot up and get back out there.
Perata already announced today that he is closing the Senate's legislative session three days before scheduled. That leaves just 10 more work days and helps insure what he is saying now comes true. I don't get it. Why is he sabotaging this?