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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

Party at War with Itself: DNC Facing Insurgency from Its Progressive Base

Published time: 13 Sep, 2018 13:16
Edited time: 13 Sep, 2018 19:01

Latest knock-out of a veteran Democratic Congressman, Michael Capuano from Massachusetts, shows voters are turned off by liberals, and want more progressive candidates.

The Democratic Party leadership, composed of centrist and conservative Democrats who covet the money donated into party coffers by big Wall Street banks, arms manufacturers and the drug and medical establishment, was upset with the surprise primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young upstart Puerto Rican woman in the Bronx Queens congressional district of a 10-term House incumbent in June, as well as by victories of left and socialist candidates in various state legislative and local primaries across the country.

But now they are becoming apoplectic at the victory in Boston last week of Ayanna Pressley, socialist-endorsed black city councilwoman, over another 10-term incumbent, this time Rep. Michael Capuano, a classic mainstream liberal Congressman.

If activist Democrats – the ones who are most likely to vote in elections – are turning out even the party’s liberal stalwarts in favor of fiery radicals or even (gasp!) socialists, the whole corporatist, neo-liberal leadership of the party that has held sway since at least 1992 with the election of “third-way” Democrat Bill Clinton is at risk.

The nervousness among the party leadership these days is becoming palpable.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:14 PM

1. don't underestimate the capacity of the democratic "leaders" to declare victory

and tell us to stfu.

if the repubs retain the house, which seems likely to me, the vichy dems will claim that we progressives must shut up and continue being led.

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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:07 PM

2. This is happening with the GOP as well. The establishment needs to GET OUT.

this is a good thing. Let the socialists declare what they really believe instead of hiding it.

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