Monday, February 7, 2011

Bye-Bye DLC, Bye-Bye Conservative Democrats

Question: What do Blue Whales and Conservative Democrats have in common?
Answer: They are both on the verge of extinction.

The moderate leftwing organization that brought us the Clintons appears to on the verge of extinction.
Ben Smith: The Democratic Leadership Council, the iconic centrist organization of the Clinton years, is out of money and could close its doors as soon as next week, a person familiar with the plans said Monday. [MORE]

The vanishing act doesn't stop here, across the South some 24 conservative state Reps and Senators have switch to the Republican party.  Even Nancy Pelosi is shutting the conservative Dems out.

The Democratic Party has been steadily moving leftwards for quite some time. Everywhere you look on the left, it is the far left that has the biggest megaphone.  I am hard pressed to think of a single moderate Democrat who wields any real power on the left (nope, not the Clintons, they are a self serving operation).

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Politico
Via: LA Times
Via: The Atlantic


Hot Sam said...

Most of the moderate Democrats either lost their seats or retired. When Republicans take the Senate in 2012 and if they take the White House, you can expect hundreds of conservative Democrats to switch parties.

Their party has taken a far left turn which, for the sake of defeating them, is a really good thing. The only problem is that the more shrill they become, the more moderate Obama appears.

Depending upon who Republicans nominate in 2012, Obama still has a better-than-even chance of winning, even with the Electoral College moving against him. Independents have to be inspired to vote for whomever Republicans nominate, and have a coherent plan for setting us back on course.

The economy will almost certainly be better in a year and a half, regardless of Obama's actions or inactions.

Clifton B said...

Nick Rowe:

This is exactly why I believe we must nominate a real conservative. A moderate will not be able to distinguish himself/ herself enough from Obama and thus make everything a toss up.

As Ronald Reagan said bold colors no pastels!

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