Being an extreme leftist poses little threat in being ostracized by mainstream Democrats today. Heck, one may even be embraced. Van Jones, the former "green jobs czar," is only the most recent example: http://romanticpoet.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/clinton-van-jones1.jpg What is wrong with mainstream Democrats? Che Guevara on the brain or something? You're dealing with a Marxist black nationalist for goodness sakes! Forgive me, I must be a racist for pointing this out. His book on Amazon features the extraordinary case where the one-star reviewers are more informative than the breezy, light-on-substance five-star ones. I guess the former are the ones who have actually read the bogus _Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems_. Hey, he combines seemingly unrelated categories of environmentalism--green on the outside, red on the inside--with identity politics. Give that man a MacArthur "genius" Grant!