What principles? That seems to be the real problem. Defining those principles you have decided you won't give up.
And yes, we do have to come together, otherwise we are going to tear apart. Are you very fluid principles worth that? They sure seemed "flexible" for the past eight years. Now that they are only available for whining, suddenly they have a spine?
Notice I said, "however well executed". Better some not well executed than to have none. Dems are down to pandering to interest groups, abandoning election campaign promises and plans, continuing some of the policies of the Bush Admin.
We should tear apart. You keep the distributive taxes, liberal judges and the ACLU. We'll take our firearms, cops, NRA and the military. You keep Rosie, Michael and Oprah. We keep capitalism, greedy corporations, WalMart and Wall Street. You can have your homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood. We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot.
I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
There's more to this. If anyone wants the whole thing, PM me.