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Do we have any moderate dems here on the forum?
 
Yeah me, I'm about as moderate as Eisenhower in 1954
 
The problem is not that the nation has gone to far left, the problem is it's gone to far right.
 
Republicans will try to divide the left. It's right out of Hitler's playbook.
 
Maybe some Democrats will too.
 
Maybe something else is happening altogether.
 
We'll have to see how it all turns out.
 
Speaking for myself, I'd rather be aligned with the left wing of the Democratic party then any part of the Republican party.
 
 
 
 
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@Snoopy48 wrote:

Does this mean that those on the left have to start calling these centrist Democrats - DINOs?

 

Maybe those on the right should start cleaning up their own party before whining about the other party.


Can you point to any "whining" from those on the right (meaning "correct")? I have only seen delight as to the "coming put of the closet".

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Does this mean that those on the left have to start calling these centrist Democrats - DINOs?

 

Maybe those on the right should start cleaning up their own party before whining about the other party.

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Well, if in fact the Dems are officially coming out of the closet, that's fine with me. The "blue wave" is aready showing signs of being a "purple wave" and this could turn it all the way to a "red wave".

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Oh my, the poor misguided author of this thread seems to not know or care to learn that the group that he is trying to sell has had very limited success in US politics since the Administration of Bill Clinton.    

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Leading moderate Democrats forcefully argued this week that the party can embrace a robust agenda of change while still praising capitalism and downplaying income inequality.

 

In other words, everything the empowered liberal base has spent a year and a half mobilizing against.

 

Democrats gathered here in Ohio’s capital city on Thursday and Friday in what was an opening salvo of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, part of a conference organized by the center-left think tank Third Way.

 

The longtime Washington-based group was unveiling the findings of a year-long assessment launched after the 2016 election, hoping to convince potential presidential contenders that they don’t have to adopt the hard-left agenda and style of a Bernie Sanders progressive.

 

Included in its report were a dozen big-picture policy recommendations — such as adopting a robust apprenticeship program and expanded unemployment insurance to help workers find new jobs — and encouragement to bypass talk of income inequality for an emphasis on creating opportunity.

 

Third Way officials even attempted to remove the “moderate” moniker from the event, encouraging those in attendance to call themselves “opportunity Democrats.” (The event itself was labeled “Opportunity 2020.”)

 

“Once again, the time has come to mend, but not end, capitalism for a new era,” said Jonathan Cowan, Third Way’s president, in a sweeping speech outlining his group’s study.

 

The group’s recommendations will be met with skepticism — if not outright derision — by many Democrats and liberals, who argue the party has been ill-served by a more modest, incrementalist approach. (Third Way officials counter that although their platform is different than a Sanders-style agenda, ideas like a proposed employer-funded pension system would be radical changes in their own right.)

 

And indeed, even many of those on hand in Columbus — a few hundred congressmen, Democratic officials, and local politicians — needed convincing that the rest of their party was interested in this approach.

 

“There is no question there is a lot of volume and emotion and energy around the more activist wing of our party,” said Jim Himes, a Democratic congressman from Connecticut and chairman of the New Democrats, a coalition of business-oriented party members on Capitol Hill.

 

The party’s more moderate voices, he told reporters, were at risk of being “drowned out” if they didn’t start speaking out more.

 
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Do we have any moderate dems here on the forum?
 
 
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