Undisciplined Democratic Candidates vs Monolithic Republican Zombies.

When Newark Mayor Cory Booker went on Meet The Press and attacked the Obama campaign strategy, he did more than expose himself as a disloyal “surrogate.”  He pointed to the greatest difference between Democrats and Republicans.

Had he been a Republican attacking Mitt Romney’s campaign, he would have been quickly dismissed as a RINO (Republican In Name Only).  He would have been challenged in the next primary, defeated by the Teapublican base, and his political career would be done.

On the other hand, there is no such thing as a DINO.  A Democrat can go on national television and say anything he or she wants with few repercussions from the Democratic Party.  It’s frustrating for the Democratic base.  We have enough of a battle on our hands fending off Teapublican lies.  We don’t need cannibals devouring the party from within.

Mayor Booker is an impressive young man who seems to be a good mayor. He has shown personal courage by rescuing a neighbor from a fire.  And he seems to have a great future as long as he remembers who politically supports him.  But based on his statements on Meet The Press, he needs the equivalent of a time out.