We are all well versed about the factions of the Republican Party. From Tea Partiers, to social issues supporters, mavens of foreign policy and establishment GOPers, the rifts are well known. But not so thoroughly discussed are those rifts among Democrats, gulfs that may be growing ahead of what promises to be a hard 2014 midterm campaign for Democrats.
Alex Roarty notes at National Journal that the venom is already flowing among the left.
"Earlier this month," Roarty says, "Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas argued liberals had successfully purged so-called squishy moderates from the Democratic Party's ranks--even if those same lawmakers had helped the party retain conservative-leaning Senate and House seats. From the middle, the centrist Democratic think tank Third Way has become more outspoken in criticizing progressive leaders, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for advocating an agenda that will compromise the party's ability to attract moderate voters."
The vitriol may also not be as short lived as just the 2014 midterms. It may also spell trouble for the 2016 presidential election season.