“I have been very disappointed in the administration to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him,” one senior Democratic lawmaker said. “It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?” The member, who would discuss the strategy only on the condition of anonymity, called the discontent with Obama among the caucus “widespread,” adding: “Nobody is saying [they want him out] publicly, but a lot of people wish it could be so. Never say never.”
A serious challenge still seems unlikely. One Democrat who has repeatedly criticized Obama but won’t oppose him next year is Dennis Kucinich, the liberal Democrat from Ohio who ran for president in 2008 and reiterated Thursday that he won’t be making another run in 2012.
Kucinich typifies the "left," known as the Progressive Caucus, or pwogs - an elaborate role that currently involves whining about how everyone around the president should "let Obama be Obama" and "ZOMG! We can't let Bachmann win!" These pwogs have the same policy agenda as the rest of the Ds, and in turn the Rs and TPs. In short:
TP: Rs :: Pwogs : Ds.So when we're talking about intra-party squabbling - surely b/c the illusion of choice b/w the two legacy parties has frayed (hence the proliferation of primaries of incumbents in both legacy parties) - we're not talking about intra-party differences in policy objectives. After all, aren't pwogs going around bragging about RomneyCare?