Dean has one enormous blind spot – his assumption that federal deficits are evil and that the answer is to continue to wage vigorously the long war – the repeated assaults on the working class through austerity. I have been writing a series of columns about the fact that the Democratic Party must learn from the election that it has to stop this long war. I have explained why austerity produces immoral results because it is economically self-destructive and politically suicidal.
And if the Democrats don’t stop it, who will? What does America look like twenty years from now under these conditions?