My beef with the 'but the Republicans!!!' narrative is it frames the argument over not upsetting republicans cuz otherwise you can't do anything.
Screw that. Some may be comfortable with that but why not just be a republican and reform that parties brief, progressive founding.
Democrats could also make common cause with the left as other countries' center right parties do. But Nawp, not here in the good ol' USofA. Only here do you see the center right party more often cross party lines and vote with republicans.
Somehow that phenomenom goes unexplored, unquestioned or even defended.
So the way I see it the Democratic party is the one that's supposed to be left (whatever that means at the moment) while supporting progress (but has too many party scabs to be effective).
Or have I exaggerated?
Edited by chunkstyle (07/09/19 05:02 PM)