Thus saith the inmates running the Democratic asylum. John Kerry makes a call for a filibuster from the slopes of Davos (and they say Alito is out of touch with Mainstreet America?) and then posts about it in his Daily KOS Diary (H/T Residual Forces). Not to be outdone, Senator Ted Kennedy has started his own Kos Diary (HT Michelle Malkin ). Minnesota DFLers, posting on Democratic Underground (link not working) are urging Senator Dayton to support Senator Kerry's filibuster (H/T SD63 blog). Even Mother Sheehan has gotten into the act - threatening to run against Senator Diane Feinstein in the primaries if she does not support the filibuster drive (she did this while traveling in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez...how does she do it?).
Whether it is stepping away from the filibuster or Rep. John Murtha, Democrats who face the reality of running for re-election in a red or purple state are being hammered by the lefty blogs (who think that they are running the show just because "their man" is DNC Chair). However...
"The bloggers and online donors represent an important resource for the party, but they are not representative of the majority you need to win elections," said Steve Elmendorf, a Democratic lobbyist who advised Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign. "The trick will be to harness their energy and their money without looking like you are a captive of the activist left."
Good luck there Steve. The Kos Kidz are already lining up to take pot shots at you and anyone else in the DNC if you are not kow-towing to their demands.
Don't get complacent Republicans. Don't fall into the trap of running "against" the fever swamp on the left. You will never get elected (or re-elected) running against something (just ask John Kerry or Al Gore in a couple of years). You have to show the voters what you stand FOR! Just because the Dems are in turmoil is no reason for you to sit back and assume you will win. You still need to show the voters why you are a preferable alternative to whatever the fever swamp offers.