At The American Conservative, Pat Buchanan explains that progressive Democrats are ready to eat their own, starting with Joe Biden. Biden, like other older, white, moderate, Democrats is expendable to the party’s progressive wing. Pat asks if Americans are ready for the reparations and open borders that would come with the election of Biden’s progressive priamry rivals, Warren and Sanders. He writes (abridged):
In his opening statement at Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Detroit, Joe Biden addressed Donald Trump while pointing proudly to the racial and ethnic diversity of the nine Democrats standing beside him.
“Mr. President, this is America and we are strong and great because of this diversity, not in spite of it. … We love it. We are here to stay. And we certainly are not going to leave it to you.”
Whereupon the other nine—three women, two African Americans, one Asian American and one Hispanic—began a multicultural mugging of Biden that at times took on the aspect of a flash mob.
Biden today seems to be the kind of candidate, like Congressman Joe Crowley of Queens whom Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted in a primary in 2018, that progressives want desperately to be done with.
After the July debates, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren sit in the second and third positions, with one of the two the almost certain beneficiary of a Biden fade.
Yet, if the Democratic Party nominates either—both are committed to a sweeping restructure of society and the economy—are the American people ready to buy into a radical or outright socialist agenda?
Are Americans looking for an alternative to Trump who will abolish private health insurance, embrace open borders and reparations for slavery, extend the ballot to felons in prison, add half a dozen justices to the Supreme Court, and vote for free college tuition and forgiveness of student loans?
Where is the evidence of that?
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