Democratic tensions will only get worse as left loses patience

Tensions between centrists and progressives in the Democratic Party are flaring — and they are going to get worse.

One accelerant is the fact that President Biden’s legislative agenda is slowing and could soon stall. This is fueling impatience on the left with the president’s consensus-seeking approach.

On top of that, next year’s midterm elections are starting to loom, upping the stakes in the debate over where the White House — and the party — should go between now and then.