Well now, that’s a tall order. Because fantasyland is where progressives spend most of their time.
Nevertheless, Harf is right that a lot of lefties are just on a feel-good mission in their anger at Chuck Schumer, who knew that shutting down the government over illegal immigrants was going to kill any chance Democrats have of winning Senate and House seats in swing states and districts.
Harf appeared on Fox News:
What I would say to progressives who are mad at Chuck Schumer: Guys, elections have consequences. We’re not in the majority. As much as you wish, in some fantasy land, we could control things, and force DACA through a shutdown, that is not how governing works. And if you’re going to go and vote for someone else, who are you going to look for to better defend you? . . . You may be mad at Chuck Schumer, but unfortunately, governing is much harder than carrying signs and protesting.
I know a lot of people dispise her, but I find Harf likable. She’s smart, much more direct than many who serve in government, where she was a State Department spokeswoman, and has some guts to appear as a liberal contributor on Fox News. There, she has to debate while outnumbered and certainly deal with lots of hate mail. And she doesn’t just read back the morning news to you, which is what so many “commentators” on TV do.