Party discipline is the only thing and everything for the Progressive-Democratic Party, and they’re taking steps to discipline those who misbehave. And by misbehave, I mean supporting a policy on merit rather than on Party diktat.
After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party’s progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were “putting themselves on a list.”
The amended bill expanded background checks for firearm purchasers. The offending amendment, aside from having been a Republican offer? It would have required the checkers to advise ICE of the attempted purchase if the buyer were an illegal immigrant.
That’s just the enforcer threatening. Party leadership in the sole personage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) in that same closed-door meeting, reportedly said
We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision.
Vote the Party’s line; there is no alternative.
Progressive-Democratic Party Congressmen are not beholden to their constituents back home in their separate districts. On the contrary, they’re beholden to Party.
This is how we can expect to be ruled (not governed) by a Progressive-Democratic government. Constituents won’t matter. Democracy won’t matter. Only Party will matter.
[Sh]e’s got ’em on the list—[s]he’s got ’em on the list;
And they’ll none of ’em be missed—they’ll none of ’em be missed.*
*Bonus points to those who can provide the citation.