The party should always be evolving and it is. It is filled with smart women, Black folks, LGBTQIA. People willing to work. The party is not perfect but it does not need to bend to the will of disaffected Bernie supporters. And that’s what this fight is really about.
This not about “fight” or a “plan” or “meeting the moment” or none of that shit. This is about a calculated effort to take over a party that rejected them. It’s happening on multiple fronts and either you get that or you don’t. Either you see it or you won’t.
I do not want a "fighter." I don't want politicians always on Twitter "fighting" about something. I want workers. People willing to put in the time and sweat equity. Don't tell me your plans. Get in there and work for them. Show me your history of turning your plans into action.
I do not want a party where we replace Rep. Clyburn because he made the unpardonable sin of ending Bernie's second failed presidential campaign. That's what this fight is about it. Not some gerontocracy. But a purge of older Democrats they want to replace with young Berners.
The problem is a good majority of the progressive left that was all in for Bernie equates Democratic failures as a winning strategy for them. So they're fueling a lot of toxic narratives on purpose. Some folks see it. Some don't. But it's there and it's been there for a minute.
Shortly after Biden won, Brie Brie, Nina Turner, Walker Bragman and AOC immediately we're trying to muddle the waters so we'd lose the Senate seats in Georgia. And as soon as we won those seats they started yelling that Biden had "promised" $2600 when Manchin balked at that.
So at the infancy of Biden's administration, we had him dealing with the dilemma of Manchin and what he'd agree to and what he wouldn't. These same progressives took that and started pushing the narrative Biden was "breaking his campaign promises." This is what the fight is about
Biden's campaign supported student debt reform, Medicare expansion & climate change reform. Once he won progressives took that to demand passage of #M4A #GND #CancelStudentDebt then sidelined Black voters, took credit for his victory and demanded his allegiance to Bernie's agenda
This fight isn't about the competency of President Biden and the Democratic Party. It's really not even about how they deal with criticism. It's about people dealing in bad faith and pushing narratives to garner power. This is a power grab. It's really that simple.

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