This from "The difference between us and them>", an item which looks at The Third Way (the remnants of the DLC of another day). If you had any confusion of which way things are going to go... well read: http://avedon.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html#4594097885400235057%234594097885400235057
In an earlier Third Way paper, The Politics of Opportunity, we argued that 21st century economic policy—to be both politically resonant and substantively meaningful—should reflect the hope and optimism of the American people. Thus, unlike both conservatism and neopopulism, our approach is also profoundly optimistic. In contrast to conservatism, we have a positive belief in government’s ability to foster new middle-class opportunity. And in contrast to neopopulists, we have faith in the basic strength of the American economy to grow and in the ability of middle-class Americans to succeed...
This is the dominant policy framework being implemented by the leadership of your Democratic Party, to the extent that they have one. A former member of Third Way's board of directors, former architect of NAFTA, former lobbyist for telecom giant SBC Communications, former Commerce Sec for Bill Clinton, former Midwest regional chair of JP Morgan-Chase (in charge of "government relations") now sits at Obama's right hand, as current White House Chief of Staff. This is what this individual had to say about your Democratic
Party in 2009:
"The Democratic Party -- my lifelong political home -- has a critical decision to make," Daley wrote in 2009, one year before the devastating, for Democrats, 2010 midterms. "Either we plot a more moderate, centrist course or risk electoral disaster not just in the upcoming midterms but in many elections to come." Daley, William M., The Washington Post, "Keep the Big Tent big," December 24, 2009
That's a threat. That's another way of saying "let us do what it says in that Third Way policy memo, or else..." That's who's in charge of your Democratic Party and of this country's future. That's what they believe about themselves...and about you.
We will be railroaded by the Third Way no matter what due essentially to the Daley types and Obama's need to fill the campaign purse with millions and billions. BTW, if you need a scorecard, just look at the Blue Dog Democrats of the past two and a half years.