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Monday, November 8, 2010

Senate Democrats Lay Foundation for Party Split in 2012

The yet fully arranged tealeaves are dangling that the Senate Democrats have no stomach for a fight.

They appear to be "conflicted" over the Bush tax cuts, when this issue, as it stands now, actually plays into the hands of their Party and their President, given how the GOP-Teapublicans are so overextended and that overextension is fresh in the minds of voters.

Word today that they are giving up on employment non-discrimination. If they don't fight this fight, then there are people who are going to be looking for a party re-set, just like the teabaggers did.

Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan and John McCain of Arizona, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, are in talks on stripping the proposed repeal [of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"] and other controversial provisions from a broader defense bill, leaving the repeal with no legislative vehicle to carry it.

-WSJ online

Senate Democrats better wake up. Cheney will have been right that Obama was a GOP godsend, if they Senate loses the base of the party. That doesn't mean no compromise. But it does mean one can't just walk away from the right fights, and hope that everyone comes around in the better economy of 2012. It ain't gonna work that way. There are sharp pens on the Left...