May 17, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
The Democrats Don’t Need Purity
Some say the Democrats are purging themselves the way the Republicans did after 2008. It just ain’t so.
As you know, I think there are three things Democrats need to do to retake Congress in November: comb their hair, brush their teeth, and oppose President Trump.
But that’s not what candidates are actually doing.
As Greg Sargent has pointed out, challengers are stumping on issues important to all Americans, like health care and jobs, allowing the president, and his plethora of pathologies, to fester in the background. It appears to be working.
That’s not stopping some Republican operatives, and some unprincipled reporters, from insisting that the Democrats have nothing to offer but Trump-hating memes. Even some Senate Democrats are giving voice to the talking point: