Just when one couldn’t begin to imagine that Democrats would have even more drama to deal with within the party’s ranks prior to a major midterm election season, it happened again.
In a piece published over the weekend by The Hill, it was reported that progressive Democrats — the “Squad” types and other radicals — are growing increasingly frustrated with the moderates in the Dem Party who are busy attempting to get deals done with the “opposition.”
The Hill’s Hanna Trudo wrote: “By trying to appease the party out of power, liberals say centrists have taken their eyes off the opposition. Intentionally or not, they believe these moderates are making it more difficult to mount a serious, unified assault against the GOP ahead of November.”
Clearly, it’s a problem, as Dems were already struggling to overcome the agreed-upon likely outcome of the race, which most believe will be a “red tsunami” type of situation.
“Get out of the way”
Cenk Uygur, a Biden critic and host of the left-wing program The Young Turks summarized the situation currently brewing on Capitol Hill.
“Establishment Democrats are Republicans’ best friends. If they would just get out of the way, progressives would love to kick Republican ass,” Uygur said.
He added: “There’s no way that Joe Biden, who has been in love with Republicans his whole life, is ever going to aggressively fight back against them.”
“He would rather hug a Republican than fight one.”
Dems pounce on Biden
With Biden’s polling numbers on a steadily-decreasing trajectory, Dem strategists like Marianne Williamson, an author and activist who ran as a left-wing Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, are offering words of advice for the current White House administration.
“The White House does more to attack their own base than to call out the people who are actually undermining their agenda,” Williamson said.
“When Roosevelt was constantly attacked by what he called ‘forces of greed,’ ‘economic royalists’ and those with ‘lust for power’ — basically the same forces that are blocking us now — he said, ‘I welcome their hatred,’” Williamson added. “We need a response like that today.”
While the progressive forces within the Dem Party continue to complain, the midterms draw closer, and Republicans are ready to seize the opportunity.