Not only is this blue on blue, it’s demagogue on demagogue. Ratigan once claimed that Republicans are willing to see half the country die if it means stopping The One’s pet project, while Wasserman-Schultz likes to adorn her accusations about conservative sexism with lovely little allusions to domestic violence.

I admit it: I have no reference point for what we’re seeing on the left right now. Granted, the base opposed the Iraq war while congressional Democrats supported it, but that was before the nutroots came into their own and before the Dems took back Congress and the White House. This is the first time since … the last run at health care, I guess, where they’ve had no one but themselves to blame for failure. Enjoy it.