This piece neatly sums up where the Democrats stand going into 2012. It also outlines Democrats ability to confront the Republicans directly and brutally from 2008 forward. This is an important piece.
The author concludes that the Republicans have only one thing in mind, the destruction of the Democrats and anyone, anyone who supports and funds them.
http://www.dailykos.com/, Sun Mar 13, 2011 at 09:00 AM EDT, "And have not love" by Mark Sumner
One thing is sure, Republicans won't let this opportunity pass. It may be an unexpected windfall, but they're going to make the most of it. They have passionate intensity, they are deadly serious, and they are not scared of Democrats. They've quit even thinking about Democratic politicians.
Now they're going after the people who have supported you. They're not even going to pretend this time. They're not trying to sugar coat it. They intend to take what little money and what few rights remain, and put them where they're they only ones who can use them.
They're not playing to win 2012. They're playing for the end game.
And, what will be the Democratic strategy, if at all. I admit circumstances look bleak, very bleak, but I also think we cannot give up!