You are missing an important aspect in your world view. You think anything the democrats' claim to want is far left. In almost any other place in the world that would be considered centrist. Part of what's happening in the development of the America Idiot is the believe that Democrats are left and borderline socialist and republicans are right and conservative. First, what's wrong about that is the fact that the 73 million and many more non-idiots have no idea what socialism is or means. But more importantly, let in the true sense of politics is far far far removed of what democrats want. If they were even a little bit left, America would have the systems and institutions all the other democracies have established in support of their citizens for about 100 years.