Far Left Irritated at Hillary's DLC Appearance
NOTE: Joe and I managed to post on the same topic at the same time, but there's enough to talk about here that we're leaving both posts up.
If there’s one thing liberal Democrats such as the folks at Daily Kos hate more than Republicans, it’s Centrist Democrats. So, not surprisingly, Kos had some vitriolic words to say about the recent DLC annual meeting where Centrist Democrats gathered and laid out what I thought was a very reasonable and smart platform.
What makes the Kos post interesting is that it condemns Hilary Clinton for attending the DLC meeting. If Clinton really is a Centrist (or is at least committed to portraying herself as one), upsetting liberals like Kos is a great step in the right direction. There is no way that a Centrist Democrat can be a true Centrist and still pander to the far left.
Best case scenario for the Democrats is that the far left realizes they have no home with the Democrats and go start their own party. While folks like Kos will spend their time shocked at how few Americans follow them, the Democrats can go about winning over the broad middle. Can Hillary lead the way or at least speed the process along? We’ll see.