Have Democrats and progressives crossed the point of no return? That’s a serious question.
Why is deciding if voters in FL and MI should count such a difficult decision? That does not bode well. The progressive community has alienated about half of the Democratic Party and have made it such that non-Obama Dems have to go to Fox for “fair” coverage. Meanwhile, the once formidable liberal blog has essentially turned into an Obama 527 and have not bothered to hold him accountable on Universal Health Care, Social Security, gay rights, the war in Iraq, etc. I hear more and more and more every day about Hillary supporters who would rather vote for McCain (believe me, it’s really gonna happen) and Obama and his wife have already said his voters won’t vote for Hillary and that they would “have to think” about voting for Hillary.
Yes, that is politics part of politics and not new. But I think the fundamental difference is that the DNC and many of Obama’s surrogates and progressive supporters are going so far out of their way to justify deliberate disenfranchisement. I believe that’s a Party ending position. And I am starting to believe more and more that we are passing the point of no return for the Democratic Party and the progressive movement. This may very well turn out to be an historic election in that it ends the Democratic Party. I put the odds at 50-50.