“I’m Not a Member of any Organized Political Party”
“I’m a Democrat.”
Those words were uttered almost exactly a century ago by cowboy humorist Will Rogers and they are as true today as they were then.
It’s an interesting feature of Democrats that they have very widely and often different views of what is valuable in the political conversation we call Congress. It’s one of the reasons they never really dominated the political scene even when they held both houses of congress. Contrast that with Republicans, on the other side of the aisle, who signed a pledge nearly three decades ago to never raise taxes.
Contrast it further with a GOP that votes as a single voice, denies the outcome of a national election and, even though they do not hold a majority in the Senate, refuse to bring over 400 pieces of legislation to a vote. That is the sole purpose of the United States Senate; to advise and/or consent to bills sent down to it from the House of Representatives.
Democrats don’t march in lockstep
Never have and (if we’re lucky) never will. Fasci…