Shortly after MIM's article on Democratic Party dogmatism that is especially prevalent among the most active of the activists, the Democratic Party activists' website Daily Kos came out on its front page in support of Republicans. The Daily Kos's candidate for the war in Lebanon named Lamont is in a tight race for the U.S. Senate to represent Connecticut. Saddened by the collapse of the Republican Party, the Daily Kos has now urged donations to the Republican campaign for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, in order to siphon votes off from front-runner Joe Lieberman.
Joe Lieberman is running without the endorsement of any imperialist party. If the Republican drops out, he will benefit. At the moment though, Lieberman's continued lead in the polls in Connecticut shows that the imperialist party endorsement is not everything. The labor aristocracy is so stodgy that it supports its pro-war Senator even without an imperialist party endorsement--and this in a state where the movement opposing the Iraq War has an above-average influence. So much for allegations of "false consciousness" in supporting the Iraq War.
In our article on the Daily Kos we pointed out that Republicans and Democrats are joined at the hip. With the latest action of the Daily Kos, we see that their dogmatic opportunism has an underlying meaning. That underlying meaning is not that the Republicans are the enemy but that any third party challenger is the top enemy. That's why the Daily Kos favors disqualifying Greens from ballots and supporting Republican finances. The Democrats' real fear is becoming a third party themselves.