“…I’m a Democrat.” ---Will Rogers.
Posted Tuesday morning, December 12, 2017.
In recent weeks, Democrats have scored huge electoral wins in Virginia, cultivated public opposition to the Republican tax plan, purged two liberal stars accused of sexual misconduct and gotten closer to winning a Senate race in Alabama that should be out of reach in such a conservative state.
But they still can’t agree on what the party stands for. From immigration to banking reform to taxes to sexual harassment, many in the party say it does not have a unified message to spread around the country. Those concerns flared up at a party meeting over the weekend in Washington.---Ed O’Keefe and Dave Weigal, the Washington Post, December 10, 2017.
To jump to O’Keefe and Weigel’s “analysis”, click on the image or follow the link to the Washington Post. Word to the wise. It’s pretty standard issue “Even when Democrats are winning, they’re really losing” political analysis by the numbers that the big news outlets routinely resort to when their editors and producers get worried they’ve been reporting a lot of bad news about Republicans. Here we get some typical feigned concern that a diverse and pluralistic political party is made up of people with a plurality of diverse priorities and views, as if being inclusive is a weakness Democrats need to address. In a way, it is, I suppose. But I’d rather belong to a party with that weakness than one whose opposing strengths are rigid conformity and exclusion.
And for the record, we’re not divided about what we stand for, we just argue about where to start first and how best to make it happen. What we stand for is “Nobody gets left behind. Nobody.”