Democrats Tend To Be Against “Diversity”

“Will Democrats eventually quit humiliating themselves?” says Jim Newell of Slate. He expresses his displeasure with the Senate’s blocking of sections of the Democratic agenda. There’s little question that some Democrats are outraged while others aren’t. They can all think of at least two examples.

Democrats could not secure 50 votes in the Senate to amend the chamber’s rules and enact a package of voting rights legislation despite having a slim majority. It’s uncommon for a Senate majority leader, such as Chuck Schumer, to call a vote that splits his party, but if that’s what it takes to break the Democrats’ cycle of running into brick walls, then be it.

Joe Biden is fed up with the stalemate in Congress and his role as “senator-president.” White House officials are resuming negotiations with him after disagreeing with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on Build Back Better. During a news conference on Wednesday, Biden admitted that he might have to “break up” BBB and pass “large portions” of it.

The Democrats must determine if they want to be a party with a broad appeal so that moderate voters in Arizona and West Virginia can vote for Democratic senators who oppose the loopy-left agenda’s worst elements. Or do they want to be known as the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez party?

If you want diversity, they’ll get it, or at the very least, individuals who aren’t from New Jersey or Connecticut and won’t pretend to be. The Democratic Party has had some significant success in forming a functional coalition with many supporters who aren’t entirely sold on its basic progressive principles. However, those people and their representatives have their objectives, which will have to be addressed from time to time. Treating Sinema and Manchin like “pariahs,” as Newell put it, is just a way of implying that your party’s leadership is incapable of managing the political variety of the coalition it leads.