RNC and DCCC agree that the real enemies are progressives
Did you ever get the feeling that Democrats would rather lose to a Republican instead of win with a progressive?
You may have suspected it when internal DCCC documents are full of Republican talking points that undermine popular progressive policies.
You also may be guilty of thinking it when the DCCC publicly dumped its opposition research file on a nominally progressive candidate.
The DCCC was careful to limit its public critique to Moser’s personal story, not her progressive policy agenda, but it’s clear the group felt she was too far left to win in a general election.
...One of the attacks—that a joke about living in rural Texas should disqualify you from running for office in Houston—suggested it was the DCCC, not Moser, who was out of touch with the district. The DCCC’s intervention also turned out to be a financial boon for Moser, who had already proved adept at using social media to raise her profile—and money—outside of Texas. According to her campaign, Moser raised more than $100,000 in the six days following the DCCC attack, a significant slice of which the campaign proudly trumpeted came from small donors outside of her district.
Both of those examples involve the Democratic establishment using Republican talking points to attack progressives for being too far left.
But now we have an example of Republicans using Democratic establishment talking points to attack progressives for being too far left.
But Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said the “push and pull” over the direction of the party will only produce general election candidates who have been battered by tough primaries. The NRCC released a web video, "Democrats Divided," on Friday.
“Democrats in D.C. are trying to find candidates they think can win a general election but the base wants something entirely different,” he said.
That sounds EXACTLY like a centrist Democrat!
The two parties aren't even subtle about their corruption anymore.