On the 99.5 website, there is a story pointing to some losses by “progressive Democrats” and that shows that support for Bill Jefferson is waning.
The definition of progressive is someone who seeks progress. With all of the scandal surrounding Bill Jefferson, i find it hard to see any progress. While I am a firm believer in the idea that someone is innocent until proven guilty, I have a big problem believing that someone who represents an old style political machine is someone who is going to bring us forward in the highly conservative south.
The problem is that people try and use labels to try and sell themselves as something they are not. I am unsure how many actual Democrats who are actually progressive who would associate themselves with the politics of Bill Jefferson. It is just like the so called “Regular Democrat Organization” who backed a Republican against Democrat Deborah Langhoff.
So what is to be done? Well, actual progressives need to get out there and show the media what it actually means to be a progressive Democrat.