Regardless of the stridency
of the critics of this position, it seems to have become the home for most politicians, whether of the Right, or the so-called Left.
Thomas Miconi has certainly stated this in a thorough, straighforward, correct manner, and has also pointed out the lack of alternatives, especially for those of us who are progressive.
No matter how they come into power, they always become tory, whether Bill Clinton and triangulation, Tony Blair and Blatcherism, and in Ontario, Bob Rae.
But then, this is the pressure from those who have the money, and the media power to sway minds--and actions.