Tuesday, July 26, 2005



The DLC and bigtime lefty bloggers (myself obviously excluded) are taking big-time potshots at each other.

SIEU and Teamsters split from AFL-CIO.

Is this, then, the beginning of the much discussed and also much poopoo'd rift in the Democratic party that had tongues wagging after November 04? It's practically an unimpeachable rule of politics that parties that lose disproportionally to their numbers, at least in part because they can't articulate well a clear message and united front, are destined to break apart. If this happens, it likely spells disaster for the 2006 elections.

But it could be very, very good for the 2008 election.

(For what it's worth, put me on the side of those who think the base of the party cannot afford to compromise with the Lieberman wing, because at this point it's tantamount to getting in bed with Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, James Dobson, and Karl Rove. And George Bush. And Dick Cheney. And Don Rumsfeld. If the rift is inevitable, so be it. It's time for righteousness to triumph. Let's get a heroic candidate up there.)

Update: Billmon has one of the more interesting posts on this matter. I gotta say, nobody seems to really be particularly forward-thinking about these issues; then again, maybe there's lots of backroom strategizing going on, and these are just pretend rifts to lull the GOP into a false sense of complacency! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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