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De Blasio: Progressives Just ‘Acting Like Real Democrats’

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says those social democrats are not novel, they’re just “acting like real Democrats.” De Blasio went to explain it’s the key to victory in the midterms following Andrew Gillum’s surprise grab on the gubernatorial nomination in Florida and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win for a House seat in New York. “That energy is on the Democratic and on the progressive side right now, and that’s what I think can’t be tracked. You know, polling’s not picking it up; the reality of turnout is something that is beyond the reach of traditional polling to analyze.” The shorter version goes something like this: Hillary lost because she didn’t embrace Bernie Sanders. Let’s let them continue smoking that pipe.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said of his party’s midterm direction — including primary wins for some progressive candidates who weren’t backed by the Dem establishment — that “what Democrats are doing this year are more and more is acting like real Democrats.”

De Blasio said that was behind Andrew Gillum’s surprise win for the gubernatorial nomination in Florida and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s House primary win.

“I think you see something happening all over the country, and the reason I say that is I think that is the pertinent reality is what’s going to move people in their hearts emotionally to come out and vote,” de Blasio told MSNBC this morning. “That energy is on the Democratic and on the progressive side right now, and that’s what I think can’t be tracked. You know, polling’s not picking it up; the reality of turnout is something that is beyond the reach of traditional polling to analyze.”

“And we keep getting surprised, we keep seeing things happen that were not predicted and I think you’re going to see a lot more of that in November. You certainly saw it last November, Virginia is a great example in the House of Delegates,” he added.

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