It would seem that the progressive left has abandoned all pretense of preserving the liberties enshrined in our Constitution, and they now advocate openly for wealth redistribution and other forms of socialism. The Democrat party has also eschewed any attempt to give cover to this lurch to the left by claiming they are merely standing up for the working class and blue-collar America.
The proof? 20, 30, 40 years ago Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would have been pulled into the Democrat Speaker’s office (who after all must govern the whole party) and told to “cool her jets” or risk getting unelected, with the additional threat that she’d be lucky to get a job bussing tables, forget waiting tables and tending bar in her district.
But Nancy Pelosi is signaling (forget trial ballon, think Hindenburg) that she approves of AOC’s antics. She probably approved of them all along and behind closed doors. But the party structure is so weak now, that Pelosi can’t even put on the facade of trying to discipline her own party by trying to appear moderate.
Let’s hope the Dems’ political theater plays out to their detriment in November 2020. Otherwise the state of our union is much worse than we can imagine.