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Unfortunately, the Dems are following a dangerously different path. Starting with a wide boycott of the inauguration and including their boycott of committee votes on Trump’s cabinet and their pledge to filibuster any Supreme Court nominee, Democrats resemble a party fomenting a secession movement. Some call it Trump Derangement Syndrome, but that’s too kind. It’s not a temporarily insane reaction, it’s a calculated plan to wreck the presidency, whatever the cost to the country.
Things never seen in the modern era are now rapidly becoming common. Impeachment talk already is rumbling in the party’s hothouses, and Trump was met with a lawsuit the minute he took the oath.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the top Dems in Congress, led a raucous demonstration Monday night, as if they are community organizers. And Obama couldn’t bear the irrelevance after eight days out of office and felt compelled to encourage disruptions. This is Third World behavior and it’s now the M.O. of one of America’s two political parties.
Then there’s California, the epicenter of Dem strength. Radicals there, spurred on by pro-Mexico immigrants, are ginning up an effort to split from the United States and they might get a proposal on the ballot. I say we take their wine and let them go.
If California secedes and its 55 electoral votes come off the board, Dems will never win another American election. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton could become president of the breakaway state and the rest of us would be free of the Clinton stain.
My prediction is that Dems are digging their own grave and their revolt against his legitimacy will, in the short term at least, boost Trump’s popularity.
Most Americans will conclude he is honestly trying to fulfill the mandate he won and that the fevered rush to destroy him is neither principled nor patriotic.
There is a catch: Our cultural impatience won’t give Trump endless time or big room for error. He must pick his fights with discretion and wage them with smart, methodical moves that bring clear results. Equally key, he can’t become a prisoner of Washington. While social media is important, he must get out of town regularly to meet people where they live and remind them that he’s fighting their fights.
He should continue to court core Democrats, especially members of manufacturing unions and open-minded black and Latino voters. If he does all that, and if he’s lucky, America will be great again. That’s what matters.
originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: Rezlooper
They truly are deranged. The media has also been completely exposed. Trump and Sean Spicer are trolling them to no end and letting them nail their own coffins.
Can we say the media will now correct its excess of bile and cover Trump as a legitimate president and not as an invasive species?
No, no, no. On the contrary, we must say that Trump aide Steve Bannon was on target when he called the Washington media “the opposition party.”
Don’t take his word for it. Stick a toe into the toxic sludge that passes for straight-news coverage in the Washington Post, the New York Times and others.
Look for the use of tell words like “Muslim ban” to describe an executive order that is no such thing. Look for hero worship of protesters, immigrants, refugees, lawyers rushing to the barricades and congressional critics.
Look, too, at the Twitter feeds of editors and reporters from those papers and the major networks. You’ll see their embrace of everything anti-Trump, further evidence they are part of a movement to obstruct the president, not cover him.
Consider, too, their rediscovered love for Republican Sen. John McCain, a man they ignored during the eight-year reign of their savior, Barack Obama. McCain is again the good maverick because he is bucking the media’s permanent enemy, Republicans.
originally posted by: PanzerDivision
It's probably best that the dems are refusing to work with Trump, They are incapable of any sort of rational thinking.
Look at their behaviour and hysterics recently, If we're going to clean up the mess they've made we need to do it without them.
originally posted by: Arnie123
So I'm guessing the question ultimately is, who or what will rise in their ash's? Eight years of ideology doesn't disappear overnight.
This is Third World behavior and it’s now the M.O. of one of America’s two political parties.
originally posted by: MysticPearl
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Rezlooper
But NAAAAAH you're probably right. The Democrats doing this is completely unprovoked and 100% out of left field.
Do you know what a strawman is? This is a perfect example.
I encourage you looking it up.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Edumakated
You make it sound like the GOP has actually changed. If it wasn't for Trump throwing his hat in the ring and adopting the Vince Russo school of philosophy your golden boy would've been Jeb. Your Representatives, Senators, Governors, and even your Vice President are still the old regime.
The Dems can do whatever they want for the next four years and it will have no impact on the elections. The only thing that matters is what gets passed while Trump is President. At this point in time it seems like the majority of the population are ignorant of what Congress actually does. They vote based on their perceived success of the President.
At least that's the only way I can see that you can explain Congress having a record low approval rating and still have most incumbents get voted back in to office.