This year’s vulnerable House Democrats are not very progressive. Only one has a progressive rating above 50, Carol Shea Porter, and she’s only barely above that mark, at 53.
Rahm Emanuel’s politics brought the Democratic Party surging forward in 2006 and 2008, but that burst of energy was like what comes after a snort of cocaine.
It is striking to see 31 tin-ear Democrats demand tax cuts for the rich during a very nasty recession in which rich Americans are seeing their income go up and everyone else is seeing their income go down. But the list of people who wouldn’t