Now on to the big game - the 2012 budget and Paul Ryan's spurious deficit cutting proposals.
The budget fight will include the need to fend off the assault on woman's health, including the right to choose the legal medical procedure, abortion. And the need to preserve and extend efforts to deal with carbon pollution and climate change. Ryan's proposal includes the false claim that tax cuts for the wealthy reduces the deficit and creates jobs and the plans to move Medicare from the existing efficient governmental operation to the more expensive, profit-seeking health insurance companies.
Let's hope that some Republicans will put country ahead of politics.