Friday, November 19, 2004


Dem Pressure Rising

John Kerry sent out an e-mail to his supporters today. It said in part:

Regardless of the outcome of this election, once all the votes are counted -- and they will be counted -- we will continue to challenge this administration. This is not a time for Democrats to retreat and accommodate extremists on critical principles -- it is a time to stand firm."
A few people across the blogosphere have noted the tone, attitude and failure to comprehend that the election is over.

But what caught mine own eye was something else. Kerry - representing, one presumes, the views of many in his party - is openly tagging other Dems as "extremists" for not wanting to continue the same reflexive-attack approach that just cost them the election.

There's been a split brewing in the Dems for some time now between the Normals and the Loonies. Will the party move to the center, or - as it did last time - further to the left? In reply to that question, the leadership, with MSM support, has apparently made up its mind. Leftward ho!

The pressure for a split is rising and bubbling quite close to the surface now. Can defections of Democratic moderates be far behind?