Hey Pointgod--watch this video, and then watch it again. Just one reason why your "vote Democrat down the line" rhetoric is silly and doesn't solve anything if you're a true believer of democratic principles:
I watched the whole video and I don't disagree with a lot of what he says. Democrats need to find a message, Democrats need some structure, Democrats need to decide how much they're going to rely on their corporate donors.
The thing with news like The Intercept, Kyle Kaminski, Young Turks(which I follow) is that their whole marketing angle is that they're not the mainstream media. So alot of their bashing of the corporate media and "Corporate Dems" is simply to build their own brand and viewership. The thing with Progressive and "far left" voices is that it's easy to run on grandiose promises but governing is hard. Reality is even more sober and even if a wave of Progressives swept the midterms, guess what they would too disappoint you in some way.
Republicans control all 3 branches of government and they can barely get anything done.
If Progressives want to primary every Democratic politician up for reelection then that's a good thing. New ideas are always good and it's also a good way to judge the temperature of the electorate. But after primaries are over don't sulk or stay at home, support the Democrat and continue to build on your own side. I'd say the same thing for voters who's candidate was more centrist as well. Cutting off your nose to spite your face is always the stupidest decision you can make. In the big picture, if you want Liberal or even far left policies you'll need non Republican Federal and Supreme court judges, you'll need non Republican state legislatures and non Republican Governors. We have ample examples of Republicans subverting the will of the people, violating norms and implementing anti Democratic policies. Why the hell would you want to give them more power?