All through my adult life, Democrats have been weak, timid compromisers who routinely wave the white flag of surrender before a single shot has been fired. But last night on TV, this morning on the radio, and all night and morning on the Net I've been told repeatedly about the extreme liberal Speaker-to-be and the firebrand lefties who'll soon be committee chairs, all of whom, I'm told, may be too ideologically rigid to work even with newly elected moderates from their own party, much less Republicans.
Hunh? Our guys? What the hell are they talking about? Did somebody sneak in at night when I wasn't looking and replace all the "Kick Me" Democrats with a bunch of people who actually have spines?