They all hate us anyhow, so let's drop the big one now
What choice do we have? The New Democrat party of Blue Dog conservative douchebags is only about 10% less dirty, slimy, corrupt and intellectually and politically bankrupt as the worst of the GOoPers. Therefore, the best we can expect by continuing to support these clowns is that the ultimate destruction of what's left of our economy and our democracy - not that there's much of either to speak of - will happen 10% more slowly than if the Pubs controlled the finish like they controlled the start.
How gutless are we if we're willing to watch that destruction rather than fight it, all for a slightly elongated timeline?
How fight it? The only way I see is...by supporting a Third Party. The New Democrats are so hopelessly stuck to the assholes of the rich and corporate that they won't stop sucking butt until they're scared not to. And the only thing they fear more than the drying up of the corporate tit is a challenge from the left forcing them to turn more populist or at least less corporate puppety or else lose their election altogether.
What you need to remember is that Third Parties in America don't win elections, they win the argument if their answers are better, and ours most certainly are. A viable left-wing Third Party doesn't have to win a single election. All it has to do is make enough noise to scare the Democrat party into going back to its roots and adopting Democratic ideals and policies once again. We need to make the New Democrat BD scuzzballs more afraid of us than they are of Scumface Andy.
And after all, how hard could that be to pull off?
Or , as I remarked on the "Purists vs. Realists" thread over at Ian's place:
[The realists] see the attacks from what they consider the “purists” as deeply damaging.
Good. Since the only way to get a politician’s attention, besides money, is pain, we need to damage them some more.
NOTE Via Avedon. It's nice to be in good company