The Six Wings Of The Democratic Party

Again, this is two years old, but the general content still holds up pretty well. Although it’s funny that the furthest left people are basically just Ted Kennedy liberals or, at best, McGovernites.

By Perry Bacon, Jr., FiveThirtyEight

There’s a lot of news right now about conflicts within the Democratic Party, and similar stories will likely continue to pop up for the next two years. Much of this is normal and unsurprising. The American political system has only two major parties, resulting in those parties being large and internally diverse — a political reporter could write a “Democrats divided” or “Republicans divided” story virtually any day of any year. And the Democrats are in a complicated place politically at the moment, having just won a major election but not the presidency, which would give the party one single person to rally around.


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