Annals of career "progressive" idiocy
This is a battle for the long haul, and we need to understand what that means and act accordingly. As one speaker pointed out, it was 30 years from Goldwater's defeat in 1964 to the GOP takeover of Congress in 1994. We've gone from the nadir of 2002-2004 to the triumphs of 2006 and 2008 in lightening speed by comparison, which is a big part of why those triumphs have not paid off in terms of fundamental change the way that want them to. It takes time to change deep-seated assumptions, habits and calculations--not to mention institutions. It doesn't need to take 30 years. But historically speaking it's hardly surprising that less than half a decade isn't enough.
Shorter Paul Rosenberg:
Funding for life!
NOTE No, I don't have to offer a "constructive alternative," other than to save yourself, because the career "progressives" won't. But I'm, er, hopeful that green shoots are appearing. I should probably work up a post on that.