Huh. No sooner do I mention Howard Dean in another thread, then he shows up in one of two articles about a burgeoning progressive backlash against the Democrats in Congress. (Yeah, I hate terms like RINO and LINO too, but for the moment it's good enough for shorthand.) Anyway. Here's article the first: The backlash ended up hitting Nancy Pelosi yesterday. Article the second: Of course, the theme that ties these together is that these people are royally pissed at Democrats for not being liberal enough. I've heard that a lot in Coffee Party meetings, but it's refreshing to hear it coming from a national stage. It's hard to believe that to date there's been so little liberal pushback against the Blue Dogs and the Tea Party. So this was good to hear, and I hope we hear more and more of it. And I hope Obama and the Dems are listening.