This will be brief. This is not complicated.

As Markos points out, the DCCC and DGA have very foolishly tied themselves to President Obama's "unforced error" of a budget, which cuts Social Security. The DCCC and DGA have it exactly backward. Any Democrats who want to win in 2014 or 2016 need to run against the president's plan to cut Social Security, not run with it. In fact, they can't even afford to be neutral about it, or ignore it. They have to run against it.

President Obama's offer to cut Social Security is a political disaster in the making. For Democrats. All elected Democrats and all Democratic candidates must get out in front of this, and isolate it, and make clear that it is President Obama's plan, not the Democratic Party's plan. Nothing less than the future of the Democratic Party is at stake.

Originally posted to Laurence Lewis on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 10:35 AM PDT.

Also republished by The Federation.

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