The Big Progressive Disconnect

Here we are on the verge of losing a 60 vote supermajority in the Senate -- throwing real healthcare reform into serious jeopardy after coming this close to passing it. Even if Coakley wins, I'm wondering if the shock factor of almost losing Ted Kennedy's seat to a nobody like Scott Brown will have frightened off the blue dogs, convincing them to vote against the bill.

Meanwhile, there's Jane. She just posted an item wondering whether progressive House members should give back the money that was donated to them in the name of passing the public option.

What the hell is going on here?

I've really tried to avoid piling onto Jane. She's been through a lot and, heretofore, has done so much for the progressive movement. As a not-nearly-as-popular member of the progressive blogotubes, I admire her talent, success and tenacity. But I just have no flipping clue what she and the kill-billers are thinking anymore.