Advice to Democrats. The “progressive” agenda is not to blame. Obama is not to blame.
All really would have been well had Martha Coakley achieved Obama’s numbers (duh), according to John Cole at Balloon-Juice:
I know a lot of you are really upset about the loss, but if people want to be honest about what happened tonight, this is not the fault of progressive activists (despite the fact that I am incapable of behaving maturely and insisted on being a jackass on twitter). This is not the fault of the adminstration and Barack Obama, because if Coakley had Obama’s numbers in Mass., she would be the next Senator.
Democrats must not look in the mirror, for they may not like what they see.
No, Democrats need to throw Martha under the rear wheel of the bus and push hard on the pedal as if the only thing getting in the way of the progressive agenda were that thing stuck under the wheel:
This is about an arrogant state party, a horrible and lazy candidate who was unprepared and unmotivated, out of touch with the voters, incapable or unwilling to put in the work and shake the hands and massage the egos and put in the hours, and they got their asses handed to them.
Keep it up. We can’t do it in November without you.