There is a division within the Democratic Party. There are the moderate, even centrist Democrats while there is the new, ultraliberal, even leftist Democrats. Of course, there is the non-extreme liberal Democrats. To the former, has the Democratic Party become more extreme in its ideology & its goals for America? Do you feel that contenders such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Bernie Sanders are radicalizing the party? To the latter, do you feel that the Democratic Party is too establishment & need those like Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders to return the party to its purity? Do you feel that the Democratic Party must by any means necessary accomplish total equality in America? To those who are traditional liberals, has the Democratic Party lost its mind?
"Has the Democratic Party become more extreme in its ideology & its goals for America? No, the party is as traditional as ever, as evidenced by the DNC changing the rules so billionaire Bloomberg could participate in debates.
"Do you feel that contenders such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Bernie Sanders are radicalizing the party? To the latter, do you feel that the Democratic Party is too establishment & need those like Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders to return the party to its purity?" First, AOC is not a contender. Bernie is an Independent running in the Democratic primary so, yes, he is a contender. The party is simply being challenged by people-driven politics and would be wise to learn a lesson from the Hillary fiadco. Let the Democratic primary voters choose the candidate they want, the one they can trust and enthusiastically support. The Democratic party has always been a big tent and does not need a purity test.
"Do you feel that the Democratic Party must by any means necessary accomplish total equality in America? To those who are traditional liberals, has the Democratic Party lost its mind?" No and No, with a roll of the eyes at the nature of the questions.
by Ken Burgess 3 months ago
A serious question, posed more to those who identify as Democrats. I would really like to know who you believe will come forth with a message of unification, prosperity, and a positive outlook toward the future... someone mainstream Americans could believe in.
by Eastward 5 days ago
I came across this article, written by an author who initially was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. "If moderate Democrats are serious when they say their only concern is beating President Donald Trump, they should get used to the thought of backing Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.If you believe...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 7 weeks ago
To some Americans, the Democratic Party has metamorphized into socialist, even so-called communistic values. To these Americans, which include more moderate & centrist Democrats, the Democratic Party is no longer the party of Kennedy & Johnson. They contend that this party was veered...
by Scott Belford 2 years ago
The Ds lost their fourth special election. Some say those are Big Wins for Rs and Disaster for Ds. Other optimistic souls say each was a Win for Ds because they were close. While I tend to agree with the last statement, I won't go so far as calling it a win. Instead, I call...
by Charles James 7 years ago
I am not an American, but what goes on in the USA is important to the world.Lincoln was a Republican and freed the slaves. One would expect black Americans to generally vote Republican. But they don't.How did this come about?
by crankalicious 11 minutes ago
While Bernie has a loyal following, I think he's an absolute disaster for Democrats and about as sure a guarantee of four more years of Donald Trump as there is.If he's the nominee, Trump's campaign is going to tear him apart. And frankly, America is about individual achievements, accomplishments,...
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