March 21, 2014
Liberal journalists love writing about divisions in the Republican Party–social conservatives vs. moderates, Tea Party vs. establishment, and so forth. That gives stories about Democratic infighting a man-bites-donk quality. One such story is a feud between Markos “Kos” Moulitsas, the Angry Left’s answer to the Htoo twins, and Matt Bennett and Jim Kessler of Third Way, a Democratic think tank that describes itself as representing “Americans in the ‘vital center.’ ”
It started with a Moulitsas post in which he urged Koz Kidz, as readers of his eponymous website are called, to buck up. Headline: “Ten Years of Political Progress. And Yes, We’ve Made Progress.”
That seems obvious enough. A decade ago, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the dreaded George W. Bush was about to be re-elected. But he doesn’t mean Democrats have made progress; he means left-wing Democrats have made progress.
Well, Russia’s resurgent and the United States is in retreat worldwide. Plus, lots more Americans are on welfare. So…