Need a Moratorium on Ideological Purity Tests
Are you ready to win some elections? How about preparing to win in 2018 by suspending the circular firing squads that are now fashionable in Progressive circles? Isn’t it time to get our game up to go against the real adversaries: the crass and craven Republicans in Congress who supported Trump in all his shenanigans against their country and countrymen?
There are a hundred reasons we lost in November, but in-fighting within our ranks was a huge reason. We never fully healed ourselves before the election. Now it is happening again. Someone make it stop, please!!
If we want a Blue Sweep in November 2018, we need Democrats to win in every jurisdiction possible in this country. Ours is a VAST country, and we should not delude ourselves that our version of “Progressive Values” will appeal in every corner of the fruited plains. Be vigilant, but be smart about it. Let us give Democrats the space to be true to their own consciences, respond to the needs of their own constituencies, and reflect their local values to WIN in November 2018.
The numbers matter. A lot!! And, NO! Replacing 100 blue Democrats with 100 even bluer Democrats WILL NOT RESOLVE OUR ELECTORAL CRISIS NOW! Stop obsessing about your one issue (whether it is Wall Street or abortion or guns or climate change or whatever)! Progressives: temper your one-issue passion with common sense and the logic of electoral math! Otherwise, we will have hell to pay.
Read and weep…