Yeah, I have to agree more with Jenne here. Maybe its because the people I read who are mostly on the progressive wing of the Democrats, but they're not happy at all with Obama over the wiretapping business, bailouts or war in Afghanistan, for example.
That said, the Blue Dog democrats and their press supporters do cheer these things on, but they also cheered them on when they were out of power. The New Republic and Joe Klein being prime offenders, though there are others. Jay Rockerfeller was on board with the wiretapping, Zell Miller was getting a hardon over militarization and Hillary Clinton was all up for bombing the shit out of Iran.
So the way I see it, the progressives are mostly still where they were in 2000-2008, and so are the centrist Democrats.
Anyway, a quote for you:
“The United States is also a one-party state,” Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, once observed in defending his own one-party system. “But with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.”