"Progressive" bankster lackeys prepare to help The Big O shaft the elders on the Cat Food Commission
Consider this a Netroots Nation special!
No, they're not stupid. This is what they want. Lord Eschaton:
Was at Social Security panel, as people are gearing up for the inevitable fight against the catfood commission. Good panel on the whole, but was rather distressed with the chosen messaging by the coalition which was "Don't cut it, strengthen it." As we knew last time we dealt with this crap, once you concede something has to be done you ensure some sort of horrible "compromise" will happen. When pushed on this by Sam Seder, there wasn't much more than spluttering in response.
That's because they have no response.
And that argument was exactly the argument that Atrios made -- and won -- back in the day, when the left prevailed on Social Security, and beat the crap out of Bush (and stopped the 2004 Bush administration cold*, and probably won the 2006 mid-terms because of it).
So, why are "progressives" not adopting tactics that succeeded?
The answer really couldn't be more obvious, could it?
NOTE * Remember, "I have political capital, and I intend to spend it"? (IIRC, RL demands mean I can't go find the quote).