In Greek mythology Cronos (Saturn) learns that he is destined to be overcome by one of his children, just as he had overthrown his own father, Uranus. This causes him to devour his five children in a psychotic rage. Fortunately, he is tricked and his sixth child, Zeus, is hidden from him. Zeus manages to rescue his siblings and fulfill the prophecy, usurping his demented and psychotic father, who was too obsessed with his own power to appreciate the next generation.
Bizzyblog, who asks if there is no tactic in politics that is off limits; documents the descent of the Democrats into Greek myth as they eat one of their own:
No matter what you think of the man, David Goodman’s “Backroom Battles” story at Mother Jones about what was done to Paul Hackett’s candidacy by people in his own party, particularly the “war crimes” whisper campaign, should send chills down your spine
To my mind, this is just another nail in the coffin of the psychotic Democratic Party, once the party of titans; now the club for petty and hypocritical demigods.