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I want to add to @djrothkopf's excellent thread below. It should be clear to anyone looking clearly at our current situation that a far-right minority wields inordinate political power. The GOP is a party run by extremists, for extremists...
There are numerous reasons why right-wing extremists dominate U.S. politics. It goes back to the white supremacist ideology on which this nation was built.

The question is how we fight back and assert our rights, our integrity, and our decency.

There's really only one path...
We must embrace full-throated, unapologetic progressivism, refusing to compromise with bigots, racists, and misogynists.

The reasonable "center" is a myth. The national debate has moved so far right that meeting the GOP halfway is complicity in fascism.

From my book:
This brilliant @tayari quote:

“There is nothing inherently virtuous about being neither here nor there ... What is halfway between moral and immoral?”

Indeed, meeting the GOP in the "middle" has been disastrous. But it remains the Dem leadership's strategy.

Victory won't come from hitching ourselves to one candidate and hoping for the best. We have to move past fealty to an individual, no matter how charismatic, and rebuild the entire Democratic Party to reflect core progressive values. THAT is how we win against the far right.
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