Al From gets bitch-slapped
Al From, founder of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), a self-proclaimed "centrist" or "New Democrat" group, is perhaps second only to Joe Lieberman on the list of Democrats that most other Democrats hate. From consistently bashes the party's left-wing, insisting that the Democrats are in danger of being taken over by leftist radicals, and that the key to electoral success for the Democrats is to move further to the Right.
Thus From argues that Democrats have "got to reject Michael Moore and the MoveOn crowd" and characterizes the members of MoveOn as "elites, people who sit in their basements all the time and play on their computers." He says Democrats must "close the national security gap" by "recapturing the muscular, progressive internationalism of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy".
In other words, From thinks that Democrats need to start thinking and acting more like Republicans, and get on board with the project of the American empire. Our refusal to do so, the DLC claims, is costing us elections.
Is this a cogent political analysis, or is it utter horseshit? Steve Gilliard thinks it's the latter:
I'm tired of these losers blaming us for their losses.
In any locker room in America, they would be called whining pussies. It's time to use some locker room talk on these folks, because an intellectual discussion just won't work. This will not be for tender eyes or sensibilities.
Ok, when you have a team, people bring different things to it, but the goal is to fucking win. You don't get anywhere by cutting down your fucking teammates. You don't like Mike Moore and Move On, you bitch about them in a private e-mail, you don't run to those fucking bitches at the WSJ and proclaim them the problem ...
Our problems is that our coaches suck. They not only don't know how to win, they act like they don't want to win...
A lot of you blame John Kerry for losing. Well, that's also horseshit. Even Tucker fucking Carlson thought Kerry had in the bag ... Kerry was saddled with the same losers everyone else had to deal with. Coaches who can't fucking coach and try to win using the old playbook ... They didn't want to win bad enough. They thought there were rules. Our old friend Hunter Thompson knew that politics had one set of rules, do anything to win which you can get away with. The fact that Kerry got close is a miracle, given the team he had ... The DLC should be called the dumbass losing coaches. Al From couldn't coach his way out of a fucking paper bag. His day is done.
If you are not with us, you are against us. If Al From wants to suck Wall Street cock, that's fine. If Hillary Clinton wants to make nice with Man on Dog Santorum, that's also fine. But if you step to us, try to blame us for your failures, we will stomp a fucking mudhole in your ass. The GOP wins because we didn't fucking fight back. Now? We fight. And if you don't want to fight to win, we're gonna make you sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. We won't be asking, either. This isn't the hippie left of peace and love. This is a left with money and balls and we're gonna fight. ...
Because it isn't unfair. It's life. It's only unfair if we sit around with our dicks in our hands doing nothing. You want to change this country, you change it. You change the terms of debate, how it's debated and who gets to debate ... The GOP may have started this fight, but we'll be the ones to finish it, if we have the will to.
The rest is here.
(Via Daou Report.)