I'm stunned. I'm speechless. The Democratic party I grew up with is dead. When I was growing up, the Dem's were pro-Israeli, it had a diverse party (i.e. the "Boston-Austin Connection")[Ed note: This will be discussed later in the Blog], and the men who ran the party had little time for Bullshit.
I grew up a Democrat in New York City, most people born there start as one. Once the last generation of Democrats left public life (Edward Koch, Dan Rostonkowski, John Glenn and, of course, Thomas "Tip" O'Neill), smaller feet walked behind the giants.
Even though I switched in 1992, I still thought of the Dems as a party of adults. Since the Clinton ascendancy, (actually with the death of Lloyd Bentsen) the adults have left the room. Now the Kos kids primaried Senator Joseph Lieberman, the only Jewish Dem up for re-election. The kids are running the show. However, he only lost by 4%. It is his right to run if he so chooses. The hate by the Kos kids are transparent even today.
Until the Dems control their special interests who dictate the party and lessen the Anti-semitism seen in the Huffington Post, Firedoglake, and The Daily Kos, they deserve to remain in the minority. Nor should they win the Presidency in 2008.