Esquire’s The Politics Blog chronicles a sad, sad week for liberals.
The national Democratic party will not even vigorously stand up for itself against a threat to its own existence, nor take up the cause of the people who will. It cannot find the sand to stand credibly for a viable middle class, nor for the institutions that make that possible. It cannot summon the spine to defend the power it was granted in two consecutive elections. It is frightened by its own best instincts. It seems more than ever to be setting itself up to be a player in whatever form of corporate oligarchy comes after the great conservative project is complete, and to hell with anyone left outside the gated community of American politics. It trembles before liars with video cameras. It jumps at shadows. It had better hope that the people on the lawn in Madison stay there. They’re really all that’s left.