The Democratic primary debates that took place earlier this week were, to put it mildly, pretty rough. The two-night affair showcased the all-out war taking place between the party’s moderates and far-left progressives, who are constantly spoon-fed softball questions and given preferential treatment.
As the moderates on the stage correctly pointed out, advocating for a decriminalized border, healthcare for illegal immigrants, and banning private health insurance is not a winning strategy. If the party continues moving further to the left, President Donald Trump’s re-election is all but assured. But Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — and to some degree even Joe Biden — don’t want to admit this to themselves. Trump is an evil Cheeto Emperor, so it’s full speed ahead with socialism.
We could sit back and relax and assume that, by doing this, the radicals are actually doing all of us a favor by effectively helping Trump get re-elected. But this is a serious problem — there needs to be a political center in a functioning republic. Sometimes, even the people you agree with get things wrong, and having that balance is healthy.
Democrats don’t understand that, if they abandon that principle, the other side will too. And that’s when things will get really ugly…