Chicago alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa penned an op-ed for NBC that encapsulates the reasons why Democrats will be unable to capitalize this November on the relative unpopularity of Republicans in the Midwest, given the Dems’ turn to the hard left.
Rosa is described as “Queer, Latinx and a democratic socialist” – whatever that means. In political terms, it means he would be a gone goose if he ran for Congress in the vast majority of districts anywhere in the Midwest.
But Rosa doesn’t see it that way. In fact, he believes that Midwesterners would embrace a socialist candidate and are “not scared of bold left-wing policies.” To “prove” his point, he cites labor activists like Eugene Debs and political movements like the left-wing activists who created the reformist movement in Wisconsin early in the 20th century. He failed to mention the Democratic Farm-Labor party in Minnesota that still dominates Democratic politics in that state today.
There is little doubt that populist and socialist activists transformed politics and society in the early 20th century. But how about today? What evidence does Rosa have that a Democratic candidate […]
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