Ben Smith is reporting: "The Democratic Leadership Council, the iconic centrist organization of the Clinton years, is out of money and could close its doors as soon as next week, a person familiar with the plans said Monday."

Sad trombone for the Triangulators.

Sad Trombone sound bite

As Digby points out, this (unfortunately) does not mean the end of Democratic centrism: "The truth of the matter is that the DLCs function has been taken over by Third Way. Nobody needs to fear that the centrists aren't going to be well represented in the Democratic Party. They run the place."

As well they should. Because, if the last 30 years have taught us anything, it's that Republicans are full of good ideas, so Democrats should DEFINITELY listen to them more.

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