Why The NeoC Revolution is Far From Over
(A different, surlier version - and, no, I don't usually do retreads, but it seemed to fit at the time - can be found at The Bulldog Says... in response to a discussion about King Bush's USSC nominee.)
Democrats with a voting record like Hillary's need to be expelled from the party, period.
The GOP is a slab of ass-whoopin' extremism, and Dem "moderates" (i.e. the Republican wing of the Democratic Party) are relics of a bygone era.
Sadly, Dem rank & filers refuse to acknowledge this. They're not willing to risk sending a Republican to Congress, and will vote for anyone - no matter how rightward leaning - so long as there's a (D) after their name. If we were putting some real effort in the primaries, this wouldn't pose nearly the problem as it does now. But that's not being done.
As long as DINOs [democrats-in-name-only] continue to be rewarded by voters, the character of the Democratic Party will never - that's right, never - change. Because of this, the advances Dems manage to make in electoral politics will serve as a finger in the dyke of a dam which - when it breaks - will make now seem like the Clinton Years. Few on the Left are buying what I'm selling - which is fine - but I sure as hell don't want to hear any belly-achin' about it in 2012. There's no comfort in saying I told you so with stakes this high.
Too many on the Left believe a powershift in the next midterm election spells an end to the NeoConservative Revolution. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Until the character of the Democratic Party changes, we are royally fucked. Because The Left remains reactionary instead of visionary - and refuses to admit hard choices must be made in the short term - we're going to keep getting sold down the river by accommodationist losers, and beaten about the head and shoulders by fascists.
Such is the nature of the beast.
BTW, I agree Democratic pols are adrift. Unfortunately, they're nowhere near angry enough.