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No, the Democrats Haven't Gone Over the Edge

No, the Democrats Havenít Gone Over the Edge
The party still has a strong vibrant center.

David Brooks
By David Brooks
Opinion Columnist

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/opinion/trump-biden-socialism.html?referringSource=articleShare#commentsContainer

You may not have heard of Kilmer or even the New Democrat Coalition. The media wing of the Republican Party wants to pretend that A.O.C., the Squad, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are the Democratic Party because it wants you to think Democrats are a bunch of socialists.

Progressive Twitter is far to the left of the actual Democratic Party and it also emphasizes A.O.C., Sanders and Warren because thatís what makes its heart flutter. Even the mainstream media pays far more attention to the Squad than to Kilmer or moderates like Abigail Spanberger.

This week a thoughtful scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Danielle Pletka, fell for the mirage. She wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which she disdained President Trump but said she would have to vote for him because the Democrats have moved so far left.

Pletkaís essay kicked up a storm, but usefully raised the question: Where exactly is the Democratic Party?


My Favorite quote ::
"Right now, Republicans are a culture war identity movement that suppresses factional disagreement and demands total loyalty to Trump."
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