What happened to all our more left leaning democratic members? You can't tell me that they are surprised or saddened by what they knew was going to happen. Even the most liberal democrats in this country knew that our mainstream Americans would never tolerate a significant attempt to move this nation toward a more socialist society, so why all the (apperently) long faces? No administration or congress can announce plans to dramatically increase spending, the size of government, taxes on the wealthy and corporations AND social programs....all during an epic recession and expect mainstream Americans to sit quietly and say, "Yeah, this is ok"....that will never happen in our or at least my lifetime. Personally, I don't want them to leave the board because it will fall apart without them. We must argue!!