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Friday, July 19, 2019

After claiming governorships from Republicans in 7 states last year, including in crucial battlegrounds like Wisconsin and Michigan, Democratic governors should have good reason to celebrate. But there was as much anxiety as optimism at the Democratic Governors retreat on Nantucket last weekend as attendees grappled with why a party that won with a pragmatic message in 2018 is now veering sharply to the left.

Alarmed that their party's presidential candidates are embracing policies they see as unrealistic and politically risky, they are especially concerned about proposals that would eliminate private health insurance. "I don't think that's good policy or good politics," said Gov. Gina Raimondo (D, RI), chair of the Democratic Governors Association.

The comments were a striking criticism of the direction the Democratic primary is headed, as progressive candidates have pulled the field to the left at a moment when President Trump and the GOP are eager to paint them as extreme.

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Since these are Governors from mostly battleground States, I think that the Democratic Party should listen to them carefully if they want to carry these States in 2020.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-19 07:03 PM | Reply

Too late.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 08:05 PM | Reply

Since these are Governors from mostly battleground States, I think that the Democratic Party should listen to them carefully if they want to carry these States in 2020.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer

Yup, the Dems have what they've always claimed to have-the bigger tent.

They need to act like it and stop acting like they're the Repubs who only cater to the mouth breathing lowest of the low denominator.

Getting 2 million more votes in CA and NY is a losing strategy.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-19 08:13 PM | Reply

I'm sorry, but if they aren't anti-steak (moo), anti-aircraft, anti fossil fuel cars, anti Jew, and anti free enterprise, then they're racist Trumpers. Oh yeah, and we hate them! (Right, guys?)

--Snoofclownsteamerorkymonsoon.

#4 | Posted by Spork at 2019-07-19 10:03 PM | Reply

I'm sorry, but if they aren't anti-steak (moo), anti-aircraft, anti fossil fuel cars, anti Jew, and anti free enterprise, then they're racist Trumpers. Oh yeah, and we hate them! (Right, guys?)

--Snoofclownsteamerorkymonsoon.

#4 | POSTED BY comrade SPORKGOAT

^ ^ ^ ^
Exhibit A on why siblings shouldn't make babies together.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-19 11:56 PM | Reply

Exhibit A on why siblings shouldn't make babies together.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson

He's dumber than that.

I'm pretty sure a hermaphrodite impregnated themselves.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-20 01:07 AM | Reply

I'm pretty sure a hermaphrodite impregnated themselves.
#6 | POSTED BY JPW

How dare you make light of a medical, genetic, gender issue.

You're a monster, JPW. I'm appalled. AND you quoted the aborted_mongo.

#unforgivable

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-20 01:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Montana gov running as a dnc candidate would be a good individual to voice these concerns

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-20 01:44 PM | Reply

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