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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Save us from us


You might not believe me but as I have often said, the progressive wing of the Democratic party scares me almost as much as the extreme wing of the right. And this week, they both had the same message, time to pull the rug out from the Ukraine and negotiate with Russia. Sorry, you don't negotiate when a bully has a gun pointed at your head. And when the fringe wings start sounding alike, sanity is found in the middle.

God forbid the progressives are ever running the show. AOC went on an ageist and classist rap yesterday that I personally found distasteful.

“I’m not here to sell people on the idea that the leadership of the Democratic Party, which is overwhelmingly from one generation — almost uniformly from one generation — and overwhelmingly from a lopsided class perspective, is the same as me or you or anything else like that,” the 33-year-old congresswoman told “Pod Save America.”

There is a reason we put the adults in charge, Alexandria. They have been around the block once or twice and seen what happens when untethered idealists run the show. Look to Lenin or Maduro. Hope you all grow up soon. And remember, it's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

12 comments:

Jon Harwood said...

Well it just may be that the moderate Dems. will go down with these bozos. Each progressive is an albatross around the neck of the moderates. The pundits tell us the Dems. are in bad shape and I fear they are right. The big pandemic cash give aways made progressive hearts sing but now the same cash give aways are being blamed for inflation. For sure they contributed and for sure they are a giant zit on the Dem. noses.

The only realistic hope for this election cycle is that the polls are wrong and the vote fairy will cause a miracle. Myself, I am just settling in for a long conservative era.

Shucks.

Sanoguy said...

The Progressive caucus took back their Ukraine letter.

Blue Heron said...

True, but why put it out in the first place?

Jon Harwood said...

Well, perhaps they put it out to resurrect Chamberlain.

Sanoguy said...

From what Jayapal said, that statement was written a few months ago pending some possible release later. She said that some staff person released it and was not supposed to.

Blue Heron said...

you believe that?

Sanoguy said...

Probably….

Sanoguy said...

I said “probably”…. I will believe them until it is proven it is not true… I take people at their word until proven otherwise…

Blue Heron said...

You take Trump and Putin at their word too, Mike? Spitzer, Cuomo?

Sanoguy said...

Several of them are proven liars… caught red handed over and over!

Blue Heron said...

all politicians lie, Mike, it is the nature of the beast.

Sanoguy said...

I am not as cynical as you are….