This is the kind of political thinking that is so primitive it's hard to honor it with the word "thinking" at all. In her blindness, Firedoglike also employs language like "fucking" and so forth to make her points. Of course, this kind of argumentation convinces no one. It only speaks to the choir. And that seems to be intentional. The choir is the audience. The justification for that is that it "revs up the base." Well, maybe. But at the same time it alienates almost everybody else. And the unconscious/conscious intention may be just that. An apocalyptic impulse lurks very close to the surface here. The ship may be going down, but we're going down with it - and we're right!
And, yes, make no mistake about it, the ship is very close to going down. You need go no further than this morning's top story - N.Y. tunnel plot uncovered - to realize what a deep hole the Democratic Party has dug for itself. At the end of CNN's coverage, we find New York State Senator Schumer plaintively opining: "You have to take every one of these plots seriously." Well, yeah, duh. You certainly do. The problem is - Schumer and his fellow Democrats (except for Lieberman and a handful of others) have shown a fundamental lack of seriousness on the issue.
A "fundamental lack of seriousness" might well be the nicest, kindest understatemnt of all time. Roger could have said that Schumer and his fellow Democrats have...
...shown a serious political opportunism on the issue
...participted in incredible partisan rhetoric on the issue
...demonstrated for all to see their seriously flawed personal integrity on the issue
...enabled and abetted terrorists everywhere on the issue
...pandered to the most extreme and fanatical left on this issue
...bordered on treason and sedition on this issue
...openly sided with the enemy on this issue
...demeaned and scapegoated American soldiers on this issue
...increased the risks to the American people on this issue
But Roger is much nicer than I am. Personally, I am hoping that the hole the Democrats have dug for themselves will be completely filled in with their own dirt--with all of them in it, of course--when the November elections come around.
The only way I would EVER vote for a Democrat in ANY election anymore is if they finally moved into the realities of the 21st century; and completely jettisoned most of the extremists--including the increasingly lunatic left blogsphere, whose hysteria has made the hole much, much deeper and dirtier--and whose ideological and political agenda positively reeks of socialist utopian fantasies and communist purges.
As my daughter would say, "they are soooooo 20th century."