Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is on her way out of the Senate, but she’s taking some parting shots at the far-left newbies like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who want to be the future of the Democratic Party. In a podcast with The New York Times, McCaskill warned that while it was all fine and dandy to be progressive and socialist with your ideals, the time would eventually come when your policy prescriptions would run into the reality of hard numbers. And at that point, she said, many of these proposed programs from the far left would fail to live up to the test.
“What’s her name, [the one] everybody’s fascinated with from New York?” McCaskill asked. “I hope she listens to people who defeated Republicans because it’s the people who defeated Republicans in this election that we need to be emulating. Not the people who defeated Democrats in primaries.
“They’re so passionate about their beliefs they feel if everyone would just be more pure, more people would come to the cause, and many of them have not been in a place where the math is unforgiving to that concept,” McCaskill continued. “And so, I just want to make sure that we don’t make a mistake and go so far to the left in nominating a candidate that we lose all those white working-class voters that have been a huge part of our party decades ago.”
Welp, welcome to 2018, Ms. McCaskill, because that’s the only thing your party is interested in right now – showing itself to be more progressive, further left, more WOKE than any other political party in the history of the world. We fail to understand how that will translate into an actual election victory, but hey, who are we to give the Democrats advice? If they want to get steamrolled by the Trump Train one more time, we wholeheartedly encourage them to put one of these SJW socialists on the ticket. We DARE them to do it.
“We have an opportunity in 2020 as long as we don’t go so far-left off the side of the earth that we alienate those people that, when they hear the word ‘free college,’ they hear that phrase, they think, ‘Oh, look, they’re giving away something to other people besides me again. I had to earn mine. Why aren’t they having to earn theirs?'” McCaskill warned. “That thing is real. Sometimes, going too far, we turn off people and make election victories impossible.”
Yep. The Democrats would do well to listen to McCaskill’s advice and listen hard.
But we’re fine with it if they ignore her.