Congressional Democrats and liberal pundits across the country are struggling to settle on a unified message heading into the 2018 midterms, with party leaders trying to appease their left-wing base while appealing to Republican-leaning regions needed to retake the House.
Democratic infighting has been raging for months as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer work around-the-clock to cobble together a party platform that appeals to both progressives and moderate voters.
“A debate about an attack plan for the November elections pits two party factions that have been competing for dominance,” writes Bloomberg. “The establishment wing wants to run on safe issues like rising health care costs and opposition to the GOP tax overhaul. The party’s progressive movement sees a rare opening to re-imagine the Democratic agenda with more daring proposals.”
Despite the “one big unifying factor” of outright opposition to President Trump, it remains unclear how the Democratic party plans to appease gun control activists and Obamacare supporters with Republican-leaning districts.
DNC CIVIL WAR: Democratic Party May DROP SUPERDELEGATES in 2020 Primaries
Following Donna Brazile’s bombshell revelation last year that Hillary Clinton effectively rigged the Democratic primary against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the DNC is now considering dropping superdelegates from their nomination process entirely, reports the Hill.
Democratic officials are struggling to right-the-ship following months of sagging poll numbers and liberal infighting over the future of the party; with the Rules and Bylaws Committee weighing whether they should abandon the use of superdelegates in the 2020 primaries.
The superdelegates -voting party members who are not required to follow a particular states’ choice during the nomination process- were a hot-button issue during Hillary Clinton’s primary battle against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Despite having a relatively close pledged delegate count, Clinton won 602 superdelegates compared with Sanders’ 48; enough to sway the primary process in Hillary’s favor.
“The committee is expected to agree on a proposal ahead of the next Democratic Party meeting, which will take place this summer or fall. The proposal will come up for a final vote at that meeting,” writes the Hill.