- Oct 29, 2018
Show me where I carried water for anybody other than Democratic nominees against Republicans.Conversely, if you're going to carry water for bluedog, centrist DINOs then you can damned well expect some flamage sent your way when you attack the left wing of my party.
Particularly when you indulge in such blatant hypocrisy as calling for "party unity" while doing so!
Show me where you get the idea I am not even far left. I used the scare quotes in the last post for a reason. Definition of far left or progressive is not restricted to 4 exact issues as all for it as is by any one person's decided specs.
I can be also be a heavy supporter of Medicare for all - I would expect Medicare to cover more than it does and have more time and effort spent on proving it can paid for first. That's not being against it. It's being in agreement with those believing it needs to have more than half of its financing figured out first.
As much as you attack Pelosi is my example. She has a different role since becoming party leader.
When only a Representative, she was one of the members of the first Progressive Caucus, still with an A score from progressive punch. As party leader, she has to get all Democrats, regardless of caucus preference to agree on legislation instead of pushing for just one group. When Speaker, she has to get legislation together that stands reasonable chance of passing the Senate as well. That isn't even possible by pushing for causes of any one caucus alone.
Maxine Waters is also one of the first Progressive Caucus members. She gets called establishment even though WoC have been fighting for years (and still are) to be accepted by the establishment. Establishment by the way, has itself become a cliche that doesn't carry honest meaning. Political establishment is mostly spelled out by the Constitution. No matter how much you can cry out against it, once your non-establishment candidate is elected and serving, they become part of that establishment by any real definition.
After 30 years in Congress, Bernie Sanders is as much or more a part of that establishment as any other member.
What you aren't going to do is convince anyone that THEY are trying to cause division because they reject him getting in front of audiences repeatedly criticizing Democrats, along with TYT and the likes of Greenwald, who pushes his own conspiracies half the time aligning with Republicans.