There are no extreme left wing
ers in mainstream American politics
; this "spectre haunting all that's good and right about America" is just that: a spectre
, a myth
on par with that of the "liberal media
". I'm hard-pressed to find anything left-wing happening; the House Progressive
Caucus is a mere sliver of the organizational pie chart, and they're only slightly left-of-center, on average, on a good day. The center of gravity
for American politics has been right-of-center for decades, so even a radical moderate
can look like a "leg-warmer-wearing rupturing heart liberal", I suppose.
A genuine leftist would scare the fuck out of some people. But you won't find any under this "leg-warmer" rubric. I myself wear long underwear.