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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #80)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:20 PM

81. But maligning and misrepresenting Dems as "Bernie Bros" IS the best strategy?

 

I ask because you posted an OP that used that phrase, and you didn't express your disapproval of it. I'll just plagiarize your pre-emptive defense: My post "is not an attack on Democratic public figures or groups, it is a criticism of STRATEGY...."

(Please don't respond with the startling revelation that Bernie Sanders isn't a Democrat. The excerpt you selected bashes Nina Turner, who was elected to the state legislature as a Democrat, who ran for Secretary of State as a Democrat,

The fact is that there are divisions within the Democratic Party. There aren't precisely two clearly defined factions, so "Establishment Dem" and "Progressive Dem" are oversimplifications, but they're useful shorthand terms. We commonly talk about "left" and "right" although those terms are also oversimplifications. You yourself have used the phrase "swing states" even though, as I'm sure you know, there aren't just blue states, red states, and swing states; there are gradations and complications.

I use the term "establishment" for one faction because it's the one in control of the DNC and most of the state parties. It's intended to be descriptive, not maligning. Those people are generally more conservative than the other ("progressive" faction but I assume you'd object even more strongly to calling them the conservative faction.

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