Parasites on the Bear
The current version of the party has largely broken free of any understanding whatsoever of the private sector -- how it works or what it needs to function.
True socialists at least think about markets so they can criticize them. The Democratic Party's leadership doesn't stir to even that level of engagement. In the House, Senate and some corners of the Obama White House, the party is acting as if the marketplace was the world of an alien tribe, which it has to control through intimidation or demands for protective tribute (read: campaign contributions).