Leaving Republicans out of the mix for a moment, cause they've gone off the rails, there are a LOT of good, thoughtful people out there who I disagree w/.
What combo of elected officials will bring us closest to my goals w/in the democratic system we have?
This is a GOOD outcome for the left, given the composition of the country
&, if you get that coalition, you *must* respect other folks w/in it
When u vote for a center-leftist—this *empowers* people who are further left
(Again, not talking about Republicans. They're monsters. I'm talking about people who vote D who are less left than you are).
Whoever's name is the answer to those questions is the person you should vote for.
*This* is what progressive change looks like. pewforum.org/fact-sheet/cha…
It's not just about individuals. It's about the environment you create.
Remember: voting is about the longterm *environment* you want to create.
The judges who made those decisions were largely appointed by Democrats.
You will probably be frustrated for the rest of your life. Progressive change is, empirically, more difficult to enact than either maintenance of the status quo OR regressive change.
You fight to create a political *environment* in the United States where such change is possible.
You vote for the political environment you want to create.
You vote for a political environment in which people will experience the possibility of being heard, rather than the certainty of being silenced or ignored