This is the cause of the apparent Democratic spiral to obscurity according to Jonah Goldberg in this interesting op-ed in todays Los Angeles Times. Its a nice overview of low-lights of their disasterous last week--which only augment the trend of decline. I liked these lines the best: "Some Democrats are furious that their party doesnt have its own ideas. Other say they do have ideas, theyre just keeping them secret for now. That sounds a lot like the high school geek who insists that his girlfriend is really hot but lives in an undisclosed location in Canada."