It isn’t just Senator’s Manchin and Sinema….
Other Democrats , Centrist and Pragmatic ones want Progressive Democrats to cool down…..
These Democrats are afraid that left leaners in the party are asking too much that will never see the light of day….
And THAT is gone a hurt the party image and races come the fall….
Centrists are warning progressives to back off with their favored rhetoric as the Democratic Party enters a challenging midterm year where it is in deep danger of losing the House and Senate majorities.
None other than the party’s 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, has said liberals risk costing their party precious political power by pandering to voters in areas that are already Democratic, with little to no risk of swaying the control of Washington.
“I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” Clinton told NBC News in a recent interview, effectively throwing a grenade into the longest running intraparty debate in recent cycles.
Progressives are pushing back, arguing the party would be better off aggressively pursuing liberal policies and telling everyone why they’re doing it. They say Democrats face more danger by watering down their verbiage because voters will have even less of a reason to turn out and that the stronger the message, the more it will resonate.
“Winning elections is not about looking good. It’s about being good,” Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) told The Hill on Tuesday…
Moderates point to the painful loss of the Virginia governor’s mansion as the biggest wake-up call that a blue seat could easily bleed red without message discipline. Some suggest things could have gone even worse had a more progressive nominee than Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton ally, campaigned against GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin.
Where there was one loss, these centrists contend, there are other tenuous areas where the party could hand Republicans control on a much larger scale and with longer-lasting ramifications for Biden and the next presidential election.
“There are 5 Senate races and about 40 House races where if the electorate moves as much as it did in VA and NJ, they go Republican. So yes, we are deeply concerned that this could happen again,” said Matt Bennett, co-founder of the centrist think tank Third Way.
“It’s imperative that Democrats in swing districts and states are defined the way Joe Biden was in 2020 — mainstream, pragmatic and focused on issues that resonate,” he said.
These contentious debates have long dogged the party with no clear end in sight….