"Progressives" aren't tribal. Hooray!
This is great news!
Conservatives believe in tribally-shared narrative myths that comfort them in perpetuating a world of inequality, while
Progressives believe in a universalist, critical-empirical approach to creating a world that works for everyone.
This means that tribal elders can't trick us into a bait-and-switch like "public option" or supporting a fake lefty like Barack Obama. It means there are no insider listservs, no price to paid by arguing with BMOCs and BWOCs, and no rationalizations for liberal agendas and constituencies constantly being thrown under the bus.