a poet, a bear, a moon-child-esoteric, a history geek, a writer and a woman of a certain age

The Democratic Road

The Democratic Party is beset on all sides by aggressive cancers, some of which dare to use the term “Democrats” in their names.  Brand New Congress, a partner group of Justice Democrats, is another scheme to engage elected Democrats in primary battles for their seats in the upcoming 2018 election cycle.  This time the Sanders world is coming for almost the entirety of Congress with what one of the group’s organizers has referred to as an “exciting presidential-style campaign with 400 heads.” Rather than resulting in a Brand New Congress, as suggested by the name, this is more likely another attempted hostile takeover of the Democratic Party, if not to simply ruin the Party. Who wants a brand new Congress?  Probably many voters, but most obviously the Republican Party, who would then be empowered to run wild without those pesky Democrats around to act as a…

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