More ranting below the fold...
These past two weeks have shown me how little the regular posters at Daily Kos carry Progressive ideals in their hearts. Progressives believe that every person, given the attempt by society to even out inequities in social status and financial and racial divide, will work to their highest potential. Being a Progressive means that you err on the side of expecting more from a person than they might even believe they are capable of. And Progressives understand that even though they may never be racially profiled, stereotyped because of ethnic or racial fallacies, or have to negotiate a B-Class legal system, they understand that is a reality for many people.
I believe Daily Kos people are for the most part limousine liberals who believe in the work for justice, just as long as it doesn't interrupt their viewing of "Survivor". It's too bad that the left is joining with the rest of the country in acting more like the Romans at the Coliseum than the early Christians.
Maybe the reason that the President is considered "likeable" with a 38% approval rating is because Democrats have stopped acting like the party of the disenfranchised. Maybe we will never be in power anymore because we have lost the convictions of our beliefs.
And if you believe in the death penalty, please don't consider yourself a Liberal or Progressive - you don't qualify.