[I]n the short run, removing a supine GOP from power in Congress is the one and only way voters can use the ballot box to hold the president accountable. Whatever their differences, Democrats will not allow Russia’s meddling or the many forms of Trump administration corruption to be buried.
There will be plenty of time before 2020 to argue over the Democratic Party’s direction. These discussions cannot be postponed forever. But between now and the fall, sorting out which candidate best fits a given state or district matters far more than it usually does. For Trump’s opponents, pragmatism is principle — because the stakes are so high.”
We are on the Titanic right now, and only a Democratic majority in Congress can steer us away from the iceberg. Once we have safely wrested control of the ship away from the Vichy Republicans, we can and should have massive and intense arguments about the issues that divide us on the Left Wing of the party from whatever part of the party Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp represent. But if we aren’t pragmatic, we will have the argument and the fight for the party (that we need to have) as our ship sinks into the freezing ocean.