Electoral Vote has a good piece talking about the importance of Democrats taking a stand on big issues. They chastise a recent column by Chris Cizzilla titled “How Democrats are handing Donald Trump a viable path to a second term”. Cizzilla claims that it is dangerous for the Dems to support the “Green New Deal” and late term abortions (in the case when the fetus is not viable or the mother’s life is in danger). Cizzilla doesn’t want the the Democrats to endorse any policy that the Republicans might use against them in the next presidential election.
Electoral Vote points out that this is exactly the attitude that has people fed up with the Democratic Party status quo – they are afraid to stand for anything even remotely controversial. And they point out that the Republicans don’t need any real reason to attack the Democrats – Trump has demonstrated again and again that he will simply make something up when he wants to attack the Dems.
I’ve been watching AOC, and I have to say that while I don’t agree with many of her proposed policies, I find her “damn the torpedoes” approach very appealing. It feels good to have Democratic politicians who aren’t afraid to stand for something.