"The denizens of the left blogosphere consider themselves the Democratic Party's base. But they are not. For Democrats, as opposed to Republicans, the wing is not the base; the legions of loyal African Americans, union members, Jews, women and Latinos are. In the end, the sillier left-village practitioners are stoking the same populist exaggerationthe idea that Washington is controlled by crooks and selloutsthat conservative strategists like Bill Kristol believe will bring the Republicans back to power. The perversity of this is beyond comprehension," - Joe Klein.