There IS no Democratic party
Right now Obama, Reid, Schumer, Durbin, Pelosi, and Hoyer are planning how to cut Social Security. The Democratic party of FDR, JFK, LBJ, et al is gone. It is no more.
This is why I advocate voting for emergent parties. I don't know what it will take for our fellow progressive bloggers to recognize that the Democratic party is irredeemably corrupt; but I think at some point they will throw in the towel and start advocating for emergent parties. Matt Stoller voted for Jill Stein. He could be considered early majority where lefty politics is concerned. The others will follow, they just have not come to terms with what has happened.