Dennis K., lost his way
Chris Floyd points out the Dennis Kucinich example of why political cooperation hinders honest goals and corrupts devoted people:
In other words, Kucinich is happily participating in a PR scam [being the "new face" of the Democratic campaign committee as of a few days ago - RM] to perpetuate the corporatist party elite that has just -- for the umpteenth time -- betrayed the deepest hopes of its masochistic supporters. And for your real rootin', tootin', "fightin' progressives" like Koppelman, this is a good thing. Because it's smart. It's savvy. It's playing the game.
And the game, apparently, is to keep your sweet progressive self somewhere near the hindquarters of power, just in case you might get a pat on the head every now and then from the honchos -- brutal operators and war criminals who will never, not even once, not even by accident, put any of your vaunted principles into practice.