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Leid Stories: Dems Fear the ‘S’ Word More Than Losing--07.31.18
With midterm elections looming, you’d think the Democratic Party would heed the most important lesson from its last big battle in 2016, when it lost not only the House, the Senate and the White House, but 69 of 99 state legislatures as well. The lesson? Act like defeating this hateful administration really, really matters.
By now, the Democratic Party’s voter base should be electrified by a (much deeper) working relationship with Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Our Revolution movement that grew out of his first run for president. By now, the party should have extolled several of the platform positions that gave Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, a stunning victory over 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary election for New York’s 14thCongressional District.
Why aren’t such things happening? Because, says Leid Stories, both Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are self-described democratic socialists, and Democratic Party leaders are more afraid of the S-word that losing elections.
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