I posted this to Twitter, but I may as well post it here, as well:
Here’s the really galling part of the takeaway: socialism (or, if you prefer, liberal fascism, or Marxism, or New Leftism, etc.) is the new “moderate,” while moderate is the new “severely conservative.” Give yourselves a round of applause, boys! Well played!
I don’t know how many times I’ve written this, but with each attempt to play Dem lite by the GOP establishment, the left is able to move more left, and the result, always, is that the latest attempt at pragmatic centrism (“compassionate conservatism”, Romney’s technocratic campaign) becomes the new marker for “right wing extremism.”
If we’re going to lose as “extremists,” then why not actually run a constitutional conservative / classical liberal? Or are we content to eventually win as moderate, JFK Democrats?