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For Democrats, So-Called ‘Purity Tests’ Can Be a Good Thing

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For Democrats, So-Called ‘Purity Tests’ Can Be a Good Thing
When powerful people complain about "purity tests," it means they're being pressured in ways they don't like.. The Democratic primaries are heating up. One notable feature of the race is the strong presence of progressive candidates — which has many in the establishment wing of the party worried.Former president Barack Obama, whose moderate vice president Joe Biden is now in the race, recently decried the alleged “purity tests” he saw on the left. Obama worried that an “obsessive” ideological fanaticism was setting the party up for failure.
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