I have been both busy and vacationing and not posting. Time to start up again.
Josh Marshall has been mostly writing detailed posts about the fight over Social Security, but every once and awhile he stands back and delivers a really insightful brief essay on the over arching politics of it all. A recent posting begins thus:
One of the Democrats' greatest problems -- far more insidious than many realize -- is their desire to gain the approval and approbation of establishment Washington and its A-list pundits. The habit or inclination is rooted in a political world that ceased to exist 20 or 30 years ago, and even then was wrong-headed.
The rest can be found by clicking here. It is worth reading.