I went to Daily Kos, the website of the base (left wing) of the Democratic Party. It’s run by Markos, a DNC insider who is representative of the party’s left wing, which is now the ascendant faction in the party as the former rightwing DNC folks that emerged under Clinton via Dick Morris, a so-called Democrat who was very rightwing for his party, have been superceded.
After he cast his wicked spells with Clinton, he fled from the rubble of the policies he advocated for, disavowed any responsibility for the wreckage, and landed in the Republican Party, where he’s been ever since. And he’s no moderate Republican. He’s a real wingnut. I think this shows that he was always just a Republican, even when he donned a Democratic Party suit and tie for a bit.
These are really “my people” and have been for most of my political life. However, lately they seem to have gone insane, mostly on cultural issues, but also in other areas like law enforcement.
I went down the list of articles and checked them off to see if I agreed with them or not. I agreed with half and disagreed with half. So that’s where I am with the Democrats. I only support them at a 50
I’m still a socialist though and I’m still for the workers and the poor and against the rich and the bosses. That right there completely rules out conservatism, as all forms of conservatism as rule reject the bolded sentence above in its entirely. In fact, rejection of that philosophy is a necessary attribute for any politics to even be allowed into the conservative tent.
Instead, belief in that bolded sentence automatically makes you part of the Left, no matter what the rest of your views are. A lot of people on the Left can’t figure this out and believe in these magical people called “rightwing socialists” who are about as real and falsifiable as structural racism. You can’t see or measure either because they’re not even there.
Morris coined triangulation, where the Democratic Party would take a position exactly midway between the left of the party and the right of the Republicans. It ended up making Clinton a much more rightwing president.
I still identify as a Leftist, not a liberal, as I truly despise liberals. I’m a really, really weird Leftist, but a Leftist I am. I guess this is what the Alternative Left was really all about from Day One.