Sure, it means we'll probably never have health insurance reform meaning millions more people will go bankrupt and more insurance company CEOs will get rich and fucktwats like Joe Lieberman will get more wrinkly facetime on TV.
Yes, it probably means we'll never address the really hard issues like the deficit, infrastructure, debt or education.
We can probably kiss good-bye any hopes of actually regulating the banks or investing in real energy innovation or fixing any of the shit the previous 30 years of corrupt governance broke.
And we can look forward to more smug assholes like Sarah Palin prattling on about shit they neither believe nor understand.
But we won't die. Well, some of you will because of the health insurance thing.
And the world won't end. Well, maybe civilization will be drastically different once the climate blights our farms and moves the oceanfront to Phoenix.
And the USA won't collapse. Well, we might become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the People's Republic of China, but we won't collapse.
So grow a pair, Democrats, and learn how to twist some goddamn arms.
Jesus, sometimes I wonder why all the liberal pundits and party leaders just don't give up and put on a fucking skirt.