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?