I'm calling bullshit on our Echo Chamber, which accuses the complicit and confused Dem leadership of, in the words of Aravosis, "sitting back and scratching their heads wondering why the country isn't
simply running into our arms while they sit back and do nothing to earn
the country's respect and loyalty," while it does nothing substantive to get the attention of those head-scratchers. They won't, to coin a phrase, simply run into our arms.
Atrios linked to John's post. Kos can't be far behind. Everyone likes the idea of throwin' the bums out. So do I. I also like the idea of not installing yet another bum at the insistance of the head-scratchers, who so far have only proven to us that they know how to lose, accommodate, yield and lose again.
I'll say it again: the candidacies of Chuck Pennacchio (my guy) and Alan Sandals in the PA senate race provide our Echo Chamber a perfect cause with which to make our case clear: No more Me-Too Dems. And yet there is silence from our big guns. I don't know what they're waiting for. I don't know what their strategy is. I don't know why they think that anti-choice, pro-war, corporate Casey is an okay option for the most important congressional race in the country in a state that is wildly moderate.
I used to think that a Casey candidacy was telling women that the Democratic party doesn't need them to win. Now it's clear to me that that message of "thanks but no thanks" is extended to every Dem who sees him/herself to the left of Eisenhower.
I'm sick and tired of hearing our Echo Chamber make big bold statements about the chance that needs to happen in the party and then sit idly by while the right-wing status quo is more deeply entrenched. So spare me the outrage until there's some action to support it.