Everybody wants public safety. The disagreement is on how to get there.
Am I supposed to feel small now or something?
I really do think there's an important lesson to be learned here in terms of what people who live at the proverbial intersection of rising social violence and a racially biased criminal justice system actually support and that, if this lesson is not learned, not only will this country become a more dangerous place to live in, but also consequently the Democrats will pay for it next year's midterm elections. I think Adams is right when he suggests that his victory needs become a kind of model for how the Democratic Party responds to this new situation. He has put it succinctly:
"I am the face of the new Democratic Party. Look at me and you're seeing the future of the Democratic Party. If the Democratic Party fails to recognize what we did here in New York, they're going to have a problem in the midterm elections and they're going to have a problem in the presidential election. America is saying 'we want to have justice and safety and end inequality'."
This in many ways should be seen as a warning sign that the progressive movement has gotten too much influence over the direction of the Democratic Party, at least in certain key cultural areas like this, to the point that it's starting to alienate those ordinary working class voters who form its base. The Democratic Party needs to remain a principally working class institution not only to do the right things by the country IMO, but also just crudely to win national elections. Without a working class base of support, it winds up like the UK Labour Party and where they are now.Last edited by Jaicee - on 11 July 2021