The Democratic civil war that went on during 2016 has died down, but is still there….
While the media may still play up the Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker trying to imitate NON-Democrat Bernie Sanders?….
Down in the trenches the party still is going with middle of the road people like Joe Biden on the national level and canidates that embrace some of the left, but are able to also NOT discard bending on some issues that might seem agreeable to some who voted for Donald Trump last time after being Obama supporters….
In places Trump and Republicans have recently made headway?
Democrats have to be flexible ….It just not the same as in Democratic strongholds….
That flexibility has bore fruit in Democratic wins in this years Specaila Elections and the party hopes that it will fuel a much talked about ‘Blue Wave’ in the falls Midterm Elections only six months away…It is a effort also to get away from the ‘identy’ politics that has dveloped since 2010’s Republican wins gainst the Democrats…..
The NY Times spotlights a Democrat running in a state race in Red State Arkansas….
To many Democratic leaders, the path to power in Washington looks like Clarke Tucker.
He supports the Affordable Care Act, but not a single-payer system. He signals misgivings about Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker. And even when addressing an audience of Democratic Party regulars, he does not attack President Trump by name.
In short, he comes across as a moderate — and exactly the kind of candidate who leading Democrats believe the party should field in Republican-leaning districts to bolster the majority they hope to win in the House in November.
But that strategy frustrates the party’s liberal supporters, who feel the wind at the Democrats’ back and worry about using it to crowd their House caucus with members who may feel inclined to buck the party leadership and stray from its policy agenda.
Though much of the Democratic energy nationally is coming from the party’s left, Mr. Tucker appears to be running well ahead of a clutch of more liberal rivals in the May 22 primary for a seat in Central Arkansas.
“There’s, in my view, an overly simplistic characterization of Democrats now into one of two camps: either centrist and unenthusiastic or liberal and passionate,” Mr. Tucker, a state legislator, said in an interview after he spoke at a Faulkner County Democratic Women lunch on May 7. “I have a lot of passion about the issues that I really care about. At the same time, I realize that making any progress is better than making no progress at all.”…
image….CreditAndrea Morales for The New York Times