This Is No Country for Moderate Senators

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“‘There’s nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.’ That old political proverb resonates now more than ever, as modern politics seems hellbent on drumming independent thinkers, mavericks, and centrists out of the game and rewarding partisan loyalists. Monday’s announcement by Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego that he will challenge Sen. Krysten Sinema for the U.S. Senate in Arizona was the latest shot across the bow — a warning to any Democrat who isn’t willing to get in line. But a car can hit you going either direction, and in West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin faces a threat barreling down the road from the right.” (01/24/23)