I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time. Liberals have come from so many different angles, and so passionate about different things, that I knew in my heart there would come a day when maybe the environmentalists would be at odds with the gays. Maybe it was the women’s libbers tearing into the unions. Or maybe it was one minority pitting itself against another. Whatever the case, it seemed to me to be just too large of a tent with too many diverse platforms to be of use and agreement to everybody.
Now they’ve decided to eat their own.
It’s happening here in the great state of Arizona. Progressives, pissed as can be that Arizona Senator, Kyrsten Sinema has come out and basically said she cannot support a $3.5 trillion liberal wish list bill, that it’s too much money. And that has raised the ire of the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s of the world. It’s also rankled AOC and her Whackjob 5 (I think there’s five now, right?) Anyway, it’s got them so upset that they can’t see straight.
Instead of doing what Democrats always do, which is circle the wagons around their own, progressives are taking a page out of the Tea Party fiasco of a decade ago. Remember when the Tea Party was really strong in the GOP? They decided that they were going to replace RINO’s with more conservative members. They ended up exciting the Republican base by putting up very conservative folks. Now, these folks weren’t bad. They espoused conservative ideas, and did so openly and unabashedly. And they won primary elections against incumbents. The problem came in November when they had to go up against a more moderate Democrat and they ended up losing. So, unbeknownst to the Tea Party at the time, they helped the Democrats not hurt them. And where is the Tea Party today? Exactly!
Democrats are going down that same path. When progressives decide they are going to vote against a reconciliation bill unless they get their way with a $3.5 trillion spending bill. And that has Nancy Pelosi over a barrel. She wants to help Joke Biden with his agenda, but she doesn’t have the numbers to make it work. In fact, she cancelled yesterday’s vote in the House because she doesn’t have the numbers to pass it and doesn’t want the embarrassment of losing the vote on one of Biden’s key (and only) agenda items.
So, Sinema, who isn’t up for election until 2024 (the same year Biden is), is going to be “primaried” by the Democrat socialists. Apparently, they’ve never been strong in their history lessons!
Frankly, Sinema is a little too liberal for me, but she is one of two Democrats (Joe Manchin (D-WV) is the other) who have stood up to Chuck Schumer in the Senate and have voted their conscience and broken with the party several times. Certainly, Kyrsten has proven herself to be much more reliable than our other Senator, Mark Kelly, who faces an uphill reelection bid next year.
But one would think that a Democrat is better than a Republican, at least if you’re a Democrat, right? I mean, unless you’re talking about someone like a Mitt Romney, or Susan Collins, or Lisa Murkowski, who flips more times than a light switch, you probably want someone in your own party. If Sinema is up against a formidable Democrat in a primary and loses, what happens to the Democrats’ chances of keeping the seat blue? Answer: bupkus.
But it’s time for these guys to continue to implode. It does make me feel a little better that frankly, the Republicans aren’t the only party that screws things up! At least we aren’t out there stealing votes, right?
Carry on world….you’re dismissed!