This is a fine sentiment:
I can't tell you how happy I am that institutional and grassroots progressives have finally come around to the idea that we need to raise benefits on Social Security. It's going to take a while to get the usual suspects to stop thinking of this as taboo because "entitlements" are the boogeyman that's going to kill us in our beds. But it can be done if everyone sticks to the message and they don't run off to chase the next shiny object the first chance they get.
But I do tend to smile and pray over strategies that depend on Liberals not chasing shiny objects. I mean, you couldn't fairly call it "Liberalism" if at some point some large fraction of us weren't holed up in our favorite Single Issue Helm's Deep sneering down at the impure slobs who haven't Made Their Decision For The One, True Christ.
I am also saddened that Digby's comment section -- once a hub of internet conversation which legend has it went spla due to some technical glitch dog years ago -- is now permanently shuttered. Back when I was an apple-cheeked plebe walking the ivy-covered halls Blogging University in awe of the marble busts of A-listers, all of my professors drove home the lesson that comments are one of the things that makes blogging, blogging.
But I guess the world has once again passed me by.