Former President Obama is trying to rein in Democrats that have gone too far left. He claims that Democrats are starting to attack their own instead of finding common ground. He seems to be worried that the party is becoming too divisive. Obama said as much during a speech he gave in Berlin, Germany.
“One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States – maybe it’s true here as well – is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, “Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,” and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a “circular firing squad,” where you start shooting at your allies because one of them has strayed from purity on the issues. And when that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens.
So I think whether you are speaking as a citizen or as a political leader or as an organizer, whether you’re in the non-profit space and civic space or you’re in the political arena, you have to recognize that the way we structure democracy requires you to take into account people who don’t agree with you, and that, by definition, means you’re not going to get 100 percent of what you want.
But you should take some time to think in your own mind, and continually refine and reflect, “What are my core principles?” Because the danger is, if you don’t know what your principles are, that’s when you compromise your principles away. So, you have to know ahead of time, “Here is what I’m willing to compromise. Here are the things that I’m not.” You can’t set up a system in which you don’t compromise on anything, but you also can’t operate in a system where you compromise on everything, everything’s up for grabs. That requires a certain amount of internal reflection and deliberation.”
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Obama is right the Dems seem to be going nuts. They refuse to come to any compromise when it comes to the president and somehow are blind to the border crisis. It looks like the Dems have forgotten their role in serving Americans.