Originally Posted by redbreegull
The "we don't need to appeal to the center" argument is insane. Most Democrats are NOT progressive. I think the progressive internet echo chamber forgets this. One problem is that the parties have changed in different ways, and the GOP no longer has to appeal to the center. The Dems do. We mostly only talk to people who think similarly to ourselves, but like the point my dad was trying to make, leftist candidates have historically done abysmally in the US for all kinds of offices. So saying that the lesson of history is don't appeal to the center is nuts to me.
I think you're right
I'm definitely in the progressive echo chamber with twitter and reddit, and spent all of last week wondering 'who in the actual fuck is voting for joe fucking biden'