Yeah, and people now realize this for what it is, a lie and a show. It’s exactly why there is so much cynicism in regards to these types of moves, the “centrist” (center of what?) Democrats have a history of talking progressive and governing well to the right not only of their own party, but where the entire country now wants policies to be, and that is because they are (to a person) corrupt. I also don’t know what it means to “move towards the center” since the center of popular opinion IS on the left when it comes to the issues in 2018. I realize that people like Booker would like to pretend that it is 1992 forever, but it isn’t, and that “pivot towards the center” stuff is death to your party. It shows those people to be dishonest, empty, and it moves them away from policies that have broad popular support. The parasites known as consultants won’t change anything as the party is their piggy bank and they’d rather continue to enrich themselves off of the party than democratize the party and allow people to take it over from their large donors.
Can you answer me a question? People like you use the word like “center” and “centrist” all the time. What is the center to you? Cause if you ask the public what they want, on every major issue they agree with Sanders. If popular opinion determines what is or isn’t centrist, then Sanders is centrist, not the “far left” that you often call him. If we live in a democracy or a representative republic, we should expect there to be little to no gap between public opinion and government policy. Not the case though, since the center of popular opinion is now well to the left of government policy and well to the left of those running the relatively “progressive” Democratic Party. So, again, what does the “center” mean to you? What is it in the center of? Can you show that the people YOU call centrist are in the center of popular opinion on the issues? For example, over 60% of the public now wants single payer. How do the people you define as “centrist” align with that?