I think a lot depends upon this election in Massachusetts, frankly. If Martha Coakley loses, it will be very bad for progressives.
I think a lot depends upon this election in Massachusetts, frankly. If Martha Coakley loses, it will be very bad for "progressives".
The health care debacle couldn't show more clearly that the success or failure of progressivism -- if, after the access bloggers trashed the brand so badly, there is such an "-ism" -- has nothing to do with either legacy party. As always, the opportunity cost of investing time, money, or attention with the legacy parties is the chance to start something new. "The way out is the door."
NOTE Digby also makes the most novel argument I've heard yet: Vote for Coakley because the Dems will panic if she loses. [pounds head on desk]