No, this isn't the start of a new weekly series. I just liked this bit from Matthew Yglesias, in which he bluntly expresses a long-time frustration of mine: namely, that today's Democrats are so terrified of taking a few lumps themselves that they seem to invariably end up landing no punches either, and often taking lumps anyway.
(Oh, and apologies for the profanity. PG-13 blog and all that.)
"Fundamentally, for Democrats to win they need to change the nature of the 'values' conversation. Values -- the important ones, anyways -- aren't about who has a potty mouth and who fucks whom, and Democrats need to make that case to the American people, not run around like a bunch of chickenshits."
That's exactly right.