My two or three regular readers know that I occasionally grump about “purists” on the left.
I find David’s discussion of “purity tests” regarding the herd of declared candidates for the Democratic nomination for president to be interesting. I don’t say that I agree with him completely, but I don’t have to agree with someone completely to find his or her comments interesting.
* I think the case can be made that, in politics, “purism” differs from “purity.”
I submit that the term “purism” should apply to those of whom I have grumped: the I agree with you on 95% of the issues but I disagree with you on [insert tiny thing], therefore I’m going to vote for [insert whacko third party candidate] crowd.