Cartoon by Pat Oliphant
If Democrats regain the House or Senate by standing for nothing, tolerating Vichys and enablers like Lieberman and Landrieu and trying for the "well, they couldn't be worse than the Republicans" voters -- then how, exactly, will they govern?
Answer: poorly, which will let the Republicans regroup and regain control two, four or at most six years later. We have to stand for something if we want more than ephemeral and ultimately irrelevant gains.
In the comments I've copied an excerpt from a previous post ("An Overlong Dissertation on Courage, Strategy, Populism, and Respecting the Base") talking about the debacle that will occur if we win without being prepared to govern, and to govern from the left -- which, after all, is the side the driver's seat is on in America.
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