I've had a number of discussions with fellow progressives in the last week and found it deeply depressing.
The Mighty Wurlitzer that propagates talking points is playing as loud as ever, and liberals seem no more sophisticated than conservatives at recognizing that they're being programmed and played.
Do you think that Democratic wins in 2008 make this not a problem? If "yes," go watch the telly. They're waiting for you.
On cue, everyone's spouting the same crap, like the ingenious "Team of Rivals" that was such a winner for Lincoln, and how we're therefore supposed to love the idea of a Bob Gates or a Colin Powell being allowed anywhere near the levers of power.
On cue, the talking point about Bill Clinton's foundation posing worrisome complications for Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was on everyone's lips, as if that were the definitive topic about whether HRC is a good choice for the job.
The number of robotic narratives that pervade the zeitgeist is overwhelmingly huge, and the hits just keep on coming.
Our progressive discourse is a shambles, built on cheapjack pre-fab framing — courtesy of our friends in the MSM — that can't possibly support a reality-based community. We. Are. So. Fucked.