Therefore, there is an important structural difference Country Email List between Manchin/Sinema and the progressive caucus: the latter is trying to take a position that allows Biden to approve his agenda, instead of blocking it. In the background is the fear that the Country Email List Democrats will lose control of Congress in the 2022 midterm elections and that the Republicans will further dig into the countermajoritarian qualities of the American political and electoral system. This has led to a debate about the message and strategy within the party. The debate has focused Country Email List on one figure: pollster David Shor.
Shor, who is reportedly a listener in high-level Country Email List Democratic circles, identifies as a socialist. But he has also been warning that the Democratic Party is too dominated by its well-educated and highly progressive urban elites. Shor has criticized the Country Email List adoption of causes such as "defund the Police", which was a trend after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, but that is not an idea that measures up well in Country Email List polls of working-class voters, including African-Americans, who are the most vulnerable to police brutality, but also to crime.
Shor argues that Democrats should focus Country Email List on passing the most popular items on their agenda, which are often economically progressive and well-regarded measures, even among Republicans. This is not unlike the message Sanders used for a long time on the campaign trail, especially in 2016. But since it would also mean sidelining other Country Email List issues, including immigration reform, climate change and racial justice, the council has provoked serious debates in progressive circles. The conclusion of Shor's critique is that the Democratic Country Email List Party (and the left, which are certainly not the same) does not have a nationally competitive message and agenda given existing structural disadvantages.