Can Democrats Overcome the Left Wing?

On the surface, President Donald Trump's self-inflicted troubles would seem a harbinger of future Democratic successes. But beyond the headlines, signs abound that the opposition party is facing its own internal problems.One sign was last week's poor fundraising report from the Democratic National Committee. Another was a dispute between its two top leaders, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, over removing statues of top Confederates from the Capitol.More important — and more dangerous perhaps — is the aggressive campaign being mounted by the Democrats' left wing to inflict its positions on the party as a whole. Hardly a day goes without a fervent email appeal from Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, seeking contributions for the group the defeated 2016 candidate formed to finance his continuing effort to take over the Democratic Party.  Continue reading...

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us