Well it’s not just the Republicans eating their young when it comes to moderates, as apparently the Democrats feel the same way about their own moderate wing, the “Blue Dog” Democrats. Here’s the intro to a recent post on Democrats.com:

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with “Blue Dog” Democrats.

They claim to be “fiscal conservatives,” but they voted for George Bush’s trillion-dollar tax cuts for the rich, which turned President Clinton’s $6 trillion projected surplus into Bush’s $5 trillion added debt.

They voted for Bush’s trillion-dollar invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and spend billions more every month getting our soldiers killed to protect dictators.

And now they’re blocking healthcare reform that would save billions for taxpayers and patients.

Are you kidding me?

Stupid is as stupid does, and the Democrats who think that this is a good idea are pretty stupid. Both parties want to marginalize the middle, but its risky, because both parties need the middle.

Liberals and conservatives can crow all they want about RINOs and Blue Dogs, but in the end, if they take moderates for granted, it can be a losing proposition. Where the middle votes, be it moderate Democrats and Republicans or independents, is where elections go.

So go head Donkeys and Elephants. Marginalize away.

We’ll be watching.

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