Believe it or not dem progressives don't think bo has brought enough socialism to the Unite States. They are disillusioned. I think they are delusional. They might not like it , but the US is still a center right country. Given the polling numbers of late , the progressives will be jolted out of their delusional state by a good solid thumping. Indeed the left of the dems is hoping that many of the blue dog dems that won them a majority will be defeated. It was these blue dog dems that have repeatedly stopped bo and the socialist from going even further. Rahm Emanuel understood this when he recruited these ble dogs. Rahm will be gone soon. pelosi understands very little.
WHY, asks a Democrat leading a training session for fellow activists, doesn’t “Yes we can” work as a slogan any more? “Because we haven’t,” a jaded participant responds. Progressives, as bedrock Democrats like to call themselves, are despondent. The election euphoria of 2008, when their party secured heavy majorities in both chambers of Congress and Barack Obama won the presidency with ease, has deflated so rapidly that analysts are now diagnosing on the left an affliction they ascribed to the Republicans back then: an “enthusiasm gap”.
The present gap is really more of a chasm. Gallup, a pollster, reckons that a mere 28% of Democrats are “very enthusiastic” about voting, compared to 44% of Republicans. By the same token the Pew Research Centre found in June that only 37% of liberal Democrats were “more enthusiastic than usual” about going to the polls, compared with 59% of conservative Republicans. And according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll the same month, the categories of voters whose interest in elections has dimmed the most since the last one are liberals and those who voted for Mr Obama (see chart). “You can’t deny the level of disappointment,” says Raul Grijalva, a Democratic representative from Arizona and head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.