In Trump’s America, progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found fame. Now, it’s the turn of moderates
Impressed by the story of Blunt Rochester and the masks. What a great model for standing up for yourself without disrespecting others.
Elissa Slotkin is another moderate who could be highlighted here. She has won a district that was heavily gerrymandered for Republicans twice now in Michigan. She is smart, committed, and professional. I am a proud supporter and volunteer even though I live in another Michigan district.
Moderates! Also known (among some) as the center that cannot hold and the lukewarm mushy middle that God will spit out of his mouth! You'll be ignored (how dare you not posture for social media?) and collect calumnies (it's your fault "we" aren't ushering in the progressive utopia). But be strong because, as hysterical as it sounds, I'm pretty sure we're talking about the fate of our nation.
I find these descriptions of who is "liberal" and who is "moderate" or "centrist" to be mostly useless these days, or worse. Neither ever seems to describe people like me, who are economic populists and anti-neoliberal, still culturally blue-tribe in many ways but also hate wokeist culture. Liberal NOT woke. A realignment of some kind is inevitable.
Yes, keep telling yourself there are *moderates* in the Democratic Party. That'll work.