Dems Can’t Be Counted On to Stop MAGA Right, So Socialists Stepping Up

Source: In These Times
by Kristian Hernandez

“The midterm election results grant an opening for the Left. Rather than ushering in a widely-predicted ​’red wave,’ Republicans fared much more poorly than parties out of power generally perform in midterms, with Democrats retaining their majority in the U.S. Senate and control of the House coming down to a razor-thin margin. The GOP and the party’s right-wing backers unsuccessfully tried to scare voters by warning of a coming socialist threat, but the truth is that socialists organized to protect U.S. democracy, defend human rights and win elected office across the country. Along with a growing left electoral infrastructure, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), where I serve on the National Political Committee, seized this moment to reject the Right’s reactionary agenda.” (11/17/22)