An entry for the "Don't Panic" file from Nate Silver...
The Democrats could find themselves in a better position after the August recess or they could find themselves in a worse one -- how's that for a bold prediction! But liberals' doom-and-gloom, conservatives' glee, and the media's nearsighted reporting are all equally uncalled for.It's true about health care, the subject du jour, and about a bunch of other things as well. I know we've all been starving for a little progress for a long time, but sometimes it's best to wait until the soup is done. I'm not nuts about the pace of the Senate myself, but what I hear Harry Reid saying, regardless of what he said, is that he doesn't have the votes for a bill that would pass muster with the House and the executive, and I don't think it's Republican votes that are at the root of the problem.
Savor the smell. It's cooking.
But it's not soup yet.
That's…well, patience is said to be a virtue.