Speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus Saturday night “[l]ike a minister preaching to a restive choir,” Minister Obama instructed his parishoners that
You can’t stop marching. Even when they’re turning the hoses on you, you can’t stop…. Through the mud and the muck and the driving rain, we don’t stop. Because we know the rightness of our cause….
The Democrats have in fact been marching through a great deal of muck (most of which they created) and may well be hosed — in the slang sense of “Having Obvious Severe and Extensive Defects” — but it will be hard to persuade many voters that John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, and the Republicans they lead amount to a modern day Bull Connor.