I’m attempting to make heads or tails out of Noam Scheiber’s article in the New York Times chronicling the rise, decline, and fall of the Democratic Leadership Council. Left Blogosphere denizens are chortling. The center has moved left; the DLC is old news.
The source of my confusion: what fall? What discomfiture?
Here’s a fairly recent list of prominent DLC members.
Rahm Emmanuel, the primary architect of the Democrats’ 2006 Congressional victory is a member of the DLC.
Does anyone really doubt that, barring some act of God or gaffe of unimaginable scope, Hillary Clinton will secure the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2008? Hillary Clinton is a prominent member of the DLC.
Senate committtee chairmen Christopher Dodd, Byron Dorgan, Max Baucus, and Dianne Feinstein are all DLC members.
Just what downfall are we talking about here?