Good Day World!
Sad but true, some animals eat their young. It's called filial cannibalism.
That's what's happening with the Democratic Party right now.
The new young progressives in the House are suffering a form of filial cannibalism.
The majority of the Democrats in the House are moderate, as Speak Pelosi points out when criticizing the "squad of four," newcomers; Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Presley.
This sharp division in ideologies is threatening to tear apart a strong democratic front against Trump. I'm not sure Ocasio-Cortez and the others realize how important it is to restore order to this country.
Only a team effort will send Trump into the dark pages of American history. Timing is everything. The last thing Democrats want to do is give Trump and his minions ammunition to use against them.
That's called cutting your nose off to spite your face.
It's not that I think the so-called squad of four are wrong for pursuing agendas their constitutes deemed important enough to elect them. But, there's a time and place for everything.
Politics, when practiced right, is the art of compromise to achieve a greater goal. Getting Trump's ignorant ass out of the White House is job #1.
When that goal is achieved and a democratic president is installed, the progressives in Congress (if they're still in the majority) can address the group's concerns in a pro-active way.
The important thing to remember is only a unified Democratic Party will prevail against Trump. It's still possible to heal open wounds and to move on.
Especially if Pelosi backs off a little against the rebellious freshman in the House. She knows the carrot and stick approach works in many situations.
Time to employ that strategy ASAP!
Time for me to walk on down the road...