Activists threatening to unseat other Democrats for not being “Progressive” enough are committing Liberal suicide.
Since institutional Liberal suicide in the DNC will make our job easier, I was happy to read this McClatchy story:
Liberal leaders have a warning for their lawmakers in Washington: Get in line, or else.
Frustrated by the party’s performance on Capitol Hill and emboldened by the mass protests against President Donald Trump, a coalition of progressive groups say they are open to supporting primary challengers next year against Democratic members of the House and Senate – even if many inside the party believe that intra-party races might ultimately only help the Republican Party gain more power.
The organizations, many run by former members of Bernie Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign, say they haven’t drafted a list of targets just yet. But they vow to recruit, fund and support intra-party challengers if Democratic lawmakers don’t start doing more to oppose the new president and his congressional Republican allies.
“Every single Democratic incumbent considering aiding and abetting the Trump administration needs to consider their jobs at high risk,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive advocacy group based in Vermont.
So, it seems that Bernie Sanders’ supporters are going to drive the Democrat Party even further to the left, and drive moderate or centrist Democrats out.
Donald Trump won by flipping the working class from the Democrat Party to vote for him. How can Democrats possibly win anything if they now attack those voters and try to prevent Trump from doing anything for them?
They can’t. We should hope and pray that these Democrat activists succeed!
Even Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., perhaps the pre-eminent icon of the liberal left, faced biting criticism in January when she voted in committee to support Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson.
“The base is more than restless – it’s furious,” said Ben Wikler, Washington director for MoveOn.org, a longtime and well-known liberal advocacy group. “It’s up to each and every elected Democrat: If they want to be part of the resistance, they’ll have an army by their side.
“And if they don’t, they’ll have to face the biggest grassroots movement that I’ve seen in my life,” he added.
The threats are representative of a rift within the Democratic Party over its midterm election strategy, between its more moderate establishment and an emboldened liberal faction. Many members of the party establishment think its lawmakers, especially those who represent states of districts won by Trump last year, must win over Republican voters by finding times to cooperate with the president.
No one from MoveOn.org can be trusted to identify a grass roots movement! When the Tea Party became active, it involved middle- and working-class people with families and jobs. The Democrats have such people in their party… and most of them voted for Donald Trump. The agitators we see now are not grass roots. They are mostly paid agitators and “full-time activists.”
And they are going to guarantee Donald Trump a second term if they succeed.
It is wonderful to watch this happen!