What is the point of them?
Leftist: We should primary conservative Democrats like Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp. They vote like Republicans.
Centrist: No, you can't do that. Don't you know how conservative West Virginia and North Dakota are?
Leftist: Bernie Sanders won those states in blowouts. He won West Virginia by 15 points. He won North Dakota by 39 points.
Centrist: Yeah, but that's just the primary. Progressive Democrats would never win in the general.
Leftist: I wanna see that proven out. I think a populist progressive can win in those states where mealy-mouthed centrism won't. Best case scenario, we'll get real progressives. Worst case scenario, they'll just be replaced by Republicans that will vote the same way they do.
Centrist: Those Democrats may not vote the way we want 100% of the time, but they're with us for the important votes.
By fnord12 | March 30, 2017, 5:25 PM | Liberal Outrage