Listen folks, the Republican Party isn’t the only one that deals with infighting. The Democrats have their fair share of malcontents too, and don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
For example, take the recent brouhaha being raised by the liberal attack dogs at ProgressNow over Senate Bill 177. This highly praised, bipartisan legislation (also known as the construction defect reform law) would address Colorado’s affordable housing crunch. Yet, ProgressNow called it “one of the worst bills of the year in the Colorado legislature” in a blast email, yesterday. Never mind that several of the Democrat’s most popular rising stars, like Sen. Jessie Ulibarri and Mayor Michael Hancock, support it.
This also isn’t the first time this session that this growing rift among Democrats has made itself known. In January, lefty operatives attacked legislation that would ban discrimination in the financing of institutions of higher education only to watch the bill pass out of the Senate Education Committee 9-0.
We’re not saying that everyone in the Democrat party needs to agree on every issue – that would be ridiculous. But, the moment you start eating your own instead of uniting against the opposition is the moment you start losing elections. Republicans have learned this lesson the hard way, and it looks like Democrats are about to as well.