Citing his vote confirming Jeff Sessions as attorney general and his support of Pres. Trump’s energy policy, influential Progressive groups are demanding that Sen. Joe Manchin be removed from his post in Senate Democrat leadership. Nearly a quarter-million Progressives signed a petition, delivered to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday, arguing the popular West Virginia Democrat no longer represents the values of the party.
So, as is evidenced, Progressives are now dictating what the "values" of the Democrat Party are. Rank-and-file Democrats have nothing to say about it. Given that the Progressives are outnumbered 2.65:1 in the Democrat Party, the question begs to be asked: Why do Democrats - real Democrats, like Joe Manchin - allow bully Progressives to abuse them and their party brand?
Today you have an anti-Semite and a racist, in Keith Ellison and Tom Perez respectfully, in charge of the Democrat National Committee. You also have Nancy Pelosi as the leadr of the House Democrats. They are Progressives from a minority caucus in the Democrat Party and shouldn't be able to muscle through votes on leadership. How did this come to pass?
Now is the time for Democrats - real Democrats, not the DINOs - to take back their party from the caustic extremists who have instituted intolerance, exclusion and viciousness as the standard of the Democrat Party. The only question, that understood, is this. What the hell are they waiting for?