From Fragments, Or: Promise of the Dems, I --
It’s important to remember that most of the Democrats who were victors in the 2006 elections did not run positive campaigns. They simply ran against the fiascos and bungles and corruption that have taken place under the Bush administration, promising nothing except that they were not the bastards who got the country into Iraq. But as Mike Davis notes, “the irony of the anti-war vote [is] that it elected Democrats who are under no obligation to actually end the barbarous US occupation” (1). It should come as no surprise, then, that this congress does not possess any concrete goal or even outlined program; rather, it is aiming to ensure the Presidency in 2008: in a word, ‘centrism’.
Friends, it's worth your time to read all of it here.
Edger, who comments with me at TalkLeft, talks about the DemCave-in here.