At least since 1992, the year the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) exercised real influence in its party’s presidential nomination process, we’ve heard reports on the extremist takeover of the GOP. And to be sure, some fringe figures did enjoy an unwarranted degree of prominence at that year’s Republican National Convention, but, by and large, the rumors of the right-wing takeover of the GOP have been greatly exaggerated.
With, however, the apparent demise of the DLC, it appears that rumors of a left-wing takeover of the Democratic Party have been widely unreported. Doesn’t fit the narrative, I guess. This “centrist group,” Glenn Reynolds writes, is “left behind as the Democratic Party apparat moves left, and those in the middle — even if they’re black — are switching to the GOP.”
Ed Morrissey reports that even the “former national president of College Democrats of America has joined an exodus of moderates and conservatives from the Democratic Party in the South after the midterm elections”.