Well, there's another national election coming up so you know what that means- time to sucker Progressives AGAIN.
I'm 58 years old now and have been a Progressive since I was 16 years old. You'd almost think that I'd be used to being suckered by the Democratic Party before another election...but I'm NOT. See, they have this hodge-podge quiltwork of groups that they NEED to patch together before an election in order for us to keep the villainous Repugnicans out of that office. Blacks, unions, gays, Hispanics, dimwit Independents, and Progressives.
Progressives are the most abused group of the bunch. We're like battered spouses who fall for this every time. "Come on, Baby, I promise I WON'T beat you after you give me some more money to go drinkin' again."
Right after the Democratic politician wins the office, suddenly they never heard of Progressives and their promises to them, made during the passion of the campaign, and they turn into DLC corporate whores and Republican Light politicians...AGAIN.
Just ONCE before I die I'd like to see a damned Democrat elected to the presidency or Congress become MORE Progressive after the election than while they were a candidate. Doing the bait-and-switch move on us every time is really getting old. And having the Rahm Emanuel attitude of "Fuck them, who else they gonna vote for? We suck less than the Republicans" is not helpful.
President Obama could really have been another face to add to Mt. Rushmore if he had just flipped off the Republicans and jammed as many things through Congress (under reconciliation in the Senate if need be) as he could in his first two years in office. But no, he had to waste time asking Republicans if, please sir, don't beat me up and take my lunch money again.
I've heard this editorial line on several radio talk and TV shows, but that's just it. You only hear it from pundits, never from the stupid politicians. Why CAN'T they get it through their slow witted heads that if they kicked ass and took names, like Republicans do, that they might not BE a one term office holder and out, especially in swing districts. I can't begin to tell you how sick I am of having elected Democrats listening to the SAME damned consultants that have run the party since the beginning of the Clinton administration.
People, even Progressives, admire and want RESULTS, not spineless pussies who just assume the public will somehow pick up the good vibes in the air about their high-minded attitudes and intentions. Look at the popularity of Alan Grayson and Anthony Weiner- guys who left no doubt about what they thought and told everybody so.
The Republican party can't get on its knees fast enough to cater to its extreme base while Democrats tell their's to go fuck themselves. What's wrong with this picture???
So, prepare for Progressives to be the darlings of the ball again...until after the election. Then it's the same hangover and amnesia afterwards.