Hairtrigger trouble for progressives
Progressives really need to stop getting so excited when the Democrats achieve -- or even talk about achieving -- any sort of minimal baseline for sanity and morality.
For one thing, it's embarrassing.
For another, it destroys what little leverage progressives have left.
For a third, there are plenty of people in the Village who aren't distracted at all by the Oforia. And they're perfectly happy if nobody pays attention. They're trying to make sure they lose none of their entitlements -- to trillions of our money for bailouts, for example. Or their entitlement to profit from denying us health care. Or their entitlement to commissions while plundering our 401(k)s. Or their entitlement to extract the last pound of flesh from homeowners whose mortgages are underwater.
We can focus on what Our Betters are doing. Or we can be distracted by bright shiny objects.
There is a lot of work to do. The time to start is now. It always has been.