I liked this comment a lot:
Kinsey is a prime example of how the Democrats lost their edge by the very presence of such weaklings in the Party leadership. That edge was honed by the Labor struggle where Labor’s enemies attacked them with guns, knives, and bricks in order to kill or intimidate them. Once you see that your adversary is willing to kill you, negotiations take on a whole new, and more serious meaning. Folks like Kinsey along with most liberal pundits have never had their heads bashed in simply for demanding economic justice and as such look at these sorts of things as esoteric excercises or thought experiments, not things that actually affect human beings.
The decline of the Democratic Party runs parallel with the loss of Labor’s leadership in the Party. Now, instead of having negotiators whose heads were once busted up by the conservatives on the picket or protest line, and know their opposition precisely for what is it and can do, the current crop of Democratic leadership and pundits act like cringing, nuetered dogs when confronted by their adversaries.
Just quit being such pussies, the Right does not care one whit about civility, and they look at any attempt to compromise as a weakness of character, and self-reflection in their enemies not as a virtue, but as a vice to be exploited.