The Strangest Thing You've Heard from A Progressive in a While?
Let's pretend the Democrats get creamed in 2006. That makes the Democrats the party out of power. It is a natural position for the party out of power to be the party of State (over Federal) power.
If the Federal power is being mismanaged, we should ally ourselves with those States which do the right thing, and empower them, over the criminals in the Federal Government.