Leave it to far-left freshman State Senator Pramila Jayapal (D-37, Southeast Seattle) to speak truth to power in her party – that “you’d be hard pressed to find significant differences between her [Kshama Sawant] and our party platform.”
Anybody who has paid attention to the Democrat platform in recent years would note the Democrats’ commitment to a state income tax and other means of redistributing wealth using a state government their party has been running for a generation. Karl Marx would certainly approve of the direction Washington State Democrats have made under the “leadership” of Jay Inslee and Frank Chopp.
But leave it to Jayapal to link the arms of legislative Democrats and the Socialist Sawant, in complaining to the 37th District Democrat organization that it is wrong to exclude someone who doesn’t consider themselves a Democrat from a Democrat candidate forum.
Kind of like welcoming Socialist Bernie Sanders to the Democrat race for president – even though he has consistently refused to be called a Democrat when running for office – as the Washington State Democrat party did a couple weeks back.