Not your father's Democratic party
It shouldn't be too hard to defend the programs you're associated with when those programs are incredibly popular, but for some reason it is. I just can't fathom how Dem House candidates don't run a billion ads talking about how their opponents want to cut SocialSecurityAndMedicare, but instead lost the last election because those Galtian Tea Partiers ran on how *their* opponents cut Medicare.
Yes the Medicare cuts weren't cuts to beneficiaries so they shouldn't be anything liberals get upset about, but that the Dems can't make the politics of this stuff win for them is infuriating.
by Atrios at 12:56
Because those programs are not popular with Goldman Sachs, Pete Peterson, or other major contributors. This is not your father's Democratic party. This is not the party of Social Security and Medicare. This is the Democratic Party of NAFTA, mandatory jail terms, welfare deform, school deform, and pension theft. You are not their constituents, you are their marks.
Even if you can't elect candidates from emergent parties, at least don't support the people who are defrauding you.