Can partisan Democrats please stop saying “progressives are dividing the party”. The party is already divided. The rift between progressives and the corporate centrists is real, and it won’t be mended by vote shaming or name calling.
We need to have a serious dialogue regarding policy, strategy, and what kind of country we want to live in. The Democratic establishment is making this next to impossible by using media hacks and think tank surrogates to slander anyone who dare critique them.
The democrat partisan base is so frightened by losing to a Republican, they fail to muster even an ounce of courage to perform an honest assessment of their party. Instead of performing a thorough analysis of why Clinton lost, the party machine immediately turned to blaming others. It’s better to cast blame around then to admit that decades of corporate centered policies and empty rhetoric collapsed the American middle class to them.
If we really want to beat Trump, we must nominate someone who can mend this rift and solve the many problems that Americans face. Another corporate cartoon of a politician will not do this. We need someone who will beat back the corporate stranglehold on our government, take bold action to address climate catastrophe, and implement a new economic model that is not built on inequality or exploitation.
If you believe the climate science, we literally have ten years to act. A soothsayer weather vain politician will not do, we need people of action! If you really fear Trumpism, work to nominate someone who will not only beat Trump, but someone who will enact policies to put right wing corporatism in its grave. Our very lives depend on this