Chad Selweski, in an op-ed for the Michigan Paper the Daily Tribune, makes some interesting points about the democrats' march to the left speeding up in recent times.
It wasn't but a handful of years ago when it was the left that was the more extreme, but the Tea Party has taken the GOP farther in recent years. Not to be outdone, the left wing is having increased success at pulling the democrats farther left, pushing out more moderates and making the gap between parties even wider.
This trend started with the Netroots movement of 2004, with liberal bloggers emerging across cyberspace, demanding that the Democrats shun bipartisanship and take a turn to the left. In 2011, the rigid left wing, thanks to some popular websites and TV shows, seems on the verge of taking over the party.
This past week, Blue Dog Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia made a surprise announcement that he will not seek re-election. In the House, moderate Rep. Jane Harman of Califor...