The Democratic Party is quickly coming to grips with the fact that they are in the midst of a major identity crisis, and at perhaps the least opportune time of all.
They have less than 90 days to muster enough enthusiasm about presumptive nominee Joe Biden to unseat incumbent Republican President Donald Trump, and they are attempting to do so with a base who is very much split in two.
The young, enthusiastic Democrats despise Biden. They see him as a creepy holdover from the Deep State, the establishment. He’s the entrenched, status quo candidate who has been rammed down their throats by the party elders.
The problem is that Biden needs these young voters to stand a chance against Trump in November.
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And if the latest news out of Missouri is any indication, the radical side of the party is not willing to compromise on centrist candidates.
Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeated longtime incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay overnight in the high-profile Democratic primary in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District — a race that grabbed national attention as a party fixture and Congressional Black Caucus member tried to fend off a younger activist who came up through the Black Lives Matter movement.
Bush’s 48.9% to 45.5% victory is yet another win for Justice Democrats, the group that backed the successful Democratic primary challenges by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, and educator Jamaal Bowman over powerful Rep. Eliot Engel this summer.
“They counted us out,” Bush said after her Tuesday win. “They called me — I’m just the protester, I’m just the activist with no name, no title and no real money. That’s all they said that I was. But St. Louis showed up today.”
The far-left is rising in 2020, and Joe Biden just may find himself a victim of this radical revolution.
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