I hate all this ideological arguing right now on the Left blogs. It’s getting worse than the Obama/Clinton divide. This is when we desperately need to be working on strategy — you know, what will actually work.
I’m progressive as anyone, but we have to consider what’s feasible in the current political reality, which is pretty horrendous because a dangerous number of Americans and the Republican Party have gone batshit crazy. This is why I *reluctantly* decided to move back into the Democratic Party, and why I just as reluctantly decided that Bernie Sanders’ additions to the HCR bill made it better than the status quo. It’s one small step forward, but at least it’s movement, and not just about who believes X is the best policy. Let’s agitate & organize for a better Congress, not bash each other relentlessly (and generally unfairly) on the Tubes.