| I wouldn't go that far, but........AmericaBlog does:
Let's start simple. I have two modest goals for the Grand Bargain Lame Duck dogfight:
No benefits cuts to the safety net - Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.
No extension of the Bush-Obama Tax Cuts, so they expire from neglect.
Sweetening safety net benefits would be nice, but that's gravy on the cake (so to speak). I'll settle for broken government that works for us for a change. A modest goal - no action on either front.
These are your roll-over Dems. These are the Dems against whom there should be Open Rebellion - by us and by their colleagues under the Capitol dome. If you're a Democrat and you're willing to cut safety net benefits in a severe downturn ... you're not a Democrat within the meaning of the act. You're just wearing the gear. These issues are that central to the meaning of the party.
Max Baucus (CostumeDem-MT) - term ends in 2014
Michael Bennet (CostumeDem-CO) - term ends in 2016
Jeff Bingaman (CostumeDem-NM) - retiring this year
...list of "Third Way"/DLC/"Blue Dog"/ConservaDems who are afraid to be full-fledged Democrats...
Dianne Feinstein (CostumeDem-CA) - running this year
Kay Hagan (CostumeDem-NC) - term ends after 2014
■ John Kerry (CostumeDem-MA) - term ends after 2014
■ Amy Klobuchar (CostumeDem-MN) - running this year
Herb Kohl (CostumeDem-WI) - retiring this year
Mary Landrieu (CostumeDem-LA) - running in 2014
Joe Lieberman ("Independent"-Pits of Hell) - retiring to Pits of Hell
■ Claire McCaskill (CostumeDem-MO) - running this year
Ben Nelson (CostumeDem-NE) - retiring this year
■ Bill Nelson (CostumeDem-FL) - running this year
Mark Pryor (CostumeDem-AR) - running in 2014
Jeanne Shaheen (CostumeDem-NH) - running in 2014
Jon Tester (CostumeDem-MT) - running this year
Mark Udall (CostumeDem-CO) - running in 2014
Mark Warner (CostumeDem-VA) - running in 2014
Jim Webb (CostumeDem-VA) - retiring this year
Salient facts, all true. GP continues:
These are your traitors. Let's not pretend otherwise.
Traitors? To the U.S. of A.? No.
To Democrats? They're toying with it.
To all our citizens? I hope they think long and hard before they vote on a Grand Bargain that forever solidifies the dividing line between the wealthy and The Middle Class and Working Poor.
They can live a glorious life off the wealth they currently have, but they can't live in that DC Bubble forever, or can they?