For those who think things are settled?
Progressives WANT the party…..
Establishment has been fighting this over 4 years….
The lefties keep losing at the top and coming back….
Bernie Sanders is 0-2 and probably done on the Presidential level…
He HAS told his fellow Progressives to back Biden for now….
They have made inroads in down ballot races…
Joe Biden needs all the votes he can get….
Hopefully the Progressives will hold their noses and vote…And vote for the guy who will probably listen MORE to them and could help their wants….
Despite presenting a mostly united front during the Democratic convention, opposing sides of the party are clashing over health care, climate change, police reform and primary challenges. The disagreements have largely taken place on the sidelines due to the pandemic, but they offer a glimpse at the coming fights between progressives and centrists if Joe Biden wins in November.
Progressives have been frustrated by the limits of their political capital — feelings that were exacerbated by what unfolded during the Democratic convention and since. Many questioned the decision to give Republican politicians more air time to present their vision for the country than actual members of the party, including stars like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Liberals lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for backing primary challenger Joe Kennedy in his bid to unseat Green New Deal co-sponsor Sen. Ed Markey. They called her move hypocritical after she cracked down last yearon consultants who worked with Democratic primary challengers seeking to oust incumbents.
Days later, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Alex Morse in his bid to take down House Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal — one of her biggest targets this cycle. The two Sept. 1 elections could bolster either faction’s mandate in a potential Biden administration.
Other progressives registered their discontent by voting against the official Democratic platform, taking issue with its exclusion of “Medicare for All.” The DNC revealed that nearly 1,100 delegates of more than 4,700 total voted against the platform, including Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).
The dissent underscores that health care will be a major front in the battle between moderates and progressives if Biden wins. And while it doesn’t compare to the party’s heated 2016 primary, it’s plain that bitterness toward the DNC still lingers on the left…..