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One of the fallacies in the thinking of both the Democratic Establishment and most on the right is that the radical left element of the Democratic Party, often referred to as “Democratic Socialists,” are against President Trump first and foremost. This is not true. They want to beat Republicans, but they want to beat them with THEIR candidates, not candidates among the Democratic Establishment. In fact, it behooves them to see Democrat Establishment candidates lose. Why? Because Establishment losses strengthen their case for the radicals to take over the Democratic Party altogether.
If Joe Biden wins in November, the position of the Democratic Socialists is weakened. They will seem like a less-relevant fringe wing of the party. BUT, if Biden loses as Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, then the Democratic Socialists will have a stronger case to make to all Democrats that lukewarm leftism doesn’t win elections. They will say the American people want bold leadership like Bernie Sanders, not milquetoast leaders like Biden or Kamala Harris.
This is why Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seconded the nomination of Sanders instead of backing Biden. Knowing this, the DNC cut her to a mere two minutes of talk time after having a much longer speaking spot. They knew what she was going to do because the videos were prerecorded for the Hollywood-produced infomercial of a convention. They couldn’t suffer the embarrassment and backlash of silencing her altogether, so they buried her in the worst spot with a tiny segment and hoped that people wouldn’t notice.
As I’ve long said, the radical left does NOT want Joe Biden to win. Their case to lead the party is strengthened if the Democratic Establishment loses once again. No wonder AOC’s time speaking at the DNC was so short.