Our president charged into battle on his knees, waving the white flag of surrender.
In the face of relentless attacks of lies and hate, our leader chose the tactics of appeasement and retreat.
The Democratic majorities could have stood shoulder-to-shoulder, forming a shield wall capable of repelling any onslaught — but they refused to fight.
Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet hid in their bunkers, avoiding danger.
The battlefield was health care, but it could have been any issue abandoned to the armies of lobbyists.
Now the multinational corporations that own our government are free to loot and pillage our country.
None of our leaders dare to oppose them.
We had the audacity to hope.