Probing for a Spine

Another fascinating number from the NBC/WSJ poll. These are the people the Democrats appear to be afraid of:

25 percent hold a favorable view of the Republican Party, which is an all-time low for it in the poll. 45 percent hold a favorable view of the Democratic Party.

So here we have a public health insurance plan which 76 percent of the American people support. The Republicans, who are against the plan, have a 25 percent approval. And the Democrats, meanwhile, don't give a rip about the 76 percent who want it, they're afraid of the 25 who don't want it.

Seriously, I want to know how many Democrats were bought off by which health insurance lobbies. Because it's really difficult to accept that even with a plan that enjoys 76 percent popular support, some of the Democrats could actually be this spineless.