Are you a liberal or preogressive leader or activist? Remember how you went into politics to change the world for the better? I know you did, because that’s why any liberal or progressive goes into politics. Guess what? You need courage and vision to change the world! So courageously follow your principles and you will change the world!
The centrist capitulation machine that dominates DC needs to become stronger, more confident, and more courageous in its politics; it needs to become an unstoppable train engine of progress. If its main figures will not, then they need to be replaced as leaders. It is imperative to establish an inviolate norm that our politicians and pundits will successfully promote our principles, or they will be replaced by those who will. It may take a few years and may involve some short-term losses to get that message through, but it must be done, even if it that means accepting that more members of the GOP will be in office temporarily. They are always in power de facto anyway, so in reality that is not as big an objection as people often fear. We must have confidence and faith that the right side will win out in the long run, if its advocates fight for it.