The Democrats and conservatives have good reason to be very concerned about these first primary election results. The Democrats are seeing their voting base apparently moving further to the left. Socialist Democrats seem to be the order of the day in these primaries. It would seem that Social Democrats are not where the DNC would like to go. This is a marked shift to the left that could result in voter rejection. Granted, most of these are in State-level races, but is this previewing what is to come?
As Written and Reported By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
Democrats face a crossroads after two successive defeats in national elections. Should they broaden their appeal by moderating their policies, or should they pander to their activist progressive base, fired up by Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries? The results in yesterday’s contests show that Democrats have decided to double down on populist socialism, especially in Pennsylvania. Four candidates formally endorsed by a socialist party won nominations to state legislative seats, and at least two of them will win in November by default:
Four Democratic candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) won primary elections for legislative seats in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
In the Pittsburgh area, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato, Democrats who are both members of the DSA, won primaries for state House Districts 34 and 21.
Lee and Innamorato defeated state representatives Paul Costa and Dom Costa, both Democrats. They do not have Republican opponents in the general election.
One might shrug that off by noting that state legislative races offer more potential for fringier candidates, especially in one-party-dominant districts. And that would be correct, but it also demonstrates in these one-party-dominant districts that the direction of the party in…..
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