Just a year ago, we were a freakish curiosity.Video at the link. This part is at about 4:20.
I stood before you at the first YearlyKos conference and declared that we “had arrived”.
People snickered and mocked me.
Those reporters at the back of the room.
They were laughing at me.
They were laughing at us.
But then Ned Lamont kicked Joe Lieberman out of the Democratic Party.
The failure of the Democratic Party to include Joe Lieberman is an endless problem for me and -- I hope -- for many other longtime Democratic voters who care about national security. It's one thing to oppose Lieberman in the primary because there's someone else who's more to your liking. It's quite another to jubilate about narrowing the scope of the party and kicking people out of it and especially to exclude a historically important contingency -- liberal hawks -- that you might want to claim credit for some day. Looking at what happened in Congress over the weekend and at the growing support for the surge, I think Democrats may be approaching the time when they'll want to talk about that part of their tradition.