by D. Cupples | I've been on a break from feverishly following the (generally gut wrenching) goings on in our nation's capital. Occasionally, I've peeked out of my cave to see if there's solid cause for hope -- as opposed to those empty words that were filling the air like motes of dust a couple years ago.
Today, I peeked out because a friend had sent me a link to a Firedoglake blog post by Jane Hamsher. You can check it out here.
The upshot: the Obama Administration and many Congressional Democrats have gone and alienated donors that they now seem to need as the November elections loom ahead. It amounts to bad strategy, as Jane points out:
"Sucking up to our Wall Street overlords while dog whistling to your base is not as easy as the GOP makes it look."
Two concepts seem to be at the root of Beltway Dems' dismal situation:
1) Lack of purpose