How to save the Democratic Party from milquetoast sellouts

The purveyors of conventional Beltway wisdom never tire of urging Democrats to move to the right. It continues to make no sense.

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The founding myth of D.C. punditry goes something like this: In the beginning, there were the Founding Fathers, and they in their wisdom handed down a Constitution containing all that is politically virtuous: Compromise, Bipartisanship, and #NoLabels. As long as our democratically elected leaders hewed to these principles, no matter what issues they were compromising and no-labeling on, it would set our nation on the best course.

That's the spirit that Will Marshall invokes in a piece for Politico about how to "save the Democratic Party from itself," arguing that Democrats must purge leftists and move to the right:

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