I wrote this comment the other day, although I have written various forms of it since 2016.
“I keep hearing that Dems need to act like Dems, that they must have a progressive agenda, that they must move left – so why are these same people having a problem with Dems fighting for ERA and other social issues?”
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this. Why do some Progressives become centrists on social issues?
I have my theories. Those who cast social issues as a losing strategy tend to belong to a certain demographic – a demographic not really impacted by social issues. So I do understand where they are coming from. I just find the strategy inconsistent with progressive values.