If you are a progressive or a leftist, the Democratic Party is unfortunately all you have. To compound that, said party is really into the idea of courting the Republican base instead of working for their Democratic base.

This courting includes Democrats to distance themselves from certain "bad" words. One of these words is socialism.

With the news of Ilhan Omar's removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee, I learned of another vote and it's about the S-word.

Today, 109 Democrats voted to denounce socialism.

I learned of this when Ruben Gallego, Senate hopeful, tweeted this:

Today, the house voted against the concept of government programs that benefit many. They voted against the concept that gives us social security and medicare.

Is this a continuation of the masks off era? Did the House tell us we're on our own?

Today, Ruben Gallego voted to denounce socialism and he said he was happy about it.

Today, I lost any excitement for the Gallego campaign even though it will likely be an improvement over Sinema's performance as a senator.

Today, the House voted to denounce socialism.