“In negotiation after negotiation, the Democrats continue to give the Republicans almost everything they want.  Despite the fact that our deficit problems were caused by the greed on Wall Street which led to the current horrendous recession, huge tax breaks for the rich and two un-paid for wars, the President and the Democrats have gone along with trillions of dollars in cuts in programs for the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.  Meanwhile, the wealthiest people in this country, who are doing phenomenally well, have not been asked to pay one penny more in taxes.  Further, we have not closed one corporate loophole or cut military spending.”

Democrats mustn’t allow their party leaders to blame the Republicans for the bad outcomes of the last two years.  At best, Democratic leaders are incompetent and weak;  they don’t fight.  At worst, they are complicit.  Probably a bit of both.