In NYT, Thomas Friedman writes his concerns about the inevitability of Trump’s re-election. Then he provides a note directly to Democrat voters.
“Dear Democrats: This is not complicated! Just nominate a decent, sane person, one committed to reunifying the country and creating more good jobs, a person who can gain the support of the independents, moderate Republicans and suburban women who abandoned Donald Trump in the midterms and thus swung the House of Representatives to the Democrats and could do the same for the presidency. And that candidate can win!
In reference to the first part: such person does not exist among the candidates or possible Democrat contenders that I can see. It is a novel idea with no prototype.
But please, spare me the revolution! It can wait. Win the presidency, hold the House and narrow the spread in the Senate, and a lot of good things still can be accomplished. “No,” you say, “the left wants a revolution now!” O.K., I’ll give the left a revolution now: four more years of Donald Trump.
That will be a revolution.”
The word Revolution enters the fray as critique on his fellow Democrats. But they have moved on, Friedman. They are all about revolution now. That is pretty much baked into any cake. If you are not entertaining a revolution, and that mindset, at least half of the Democrat party will not feel the urgency to go vote. No socialist revolution = no vote!
Taking that word out of the lexicon could cause even premature depression before election day. They demand a revolution and they’ll have their revolution – one way or another. Thank you! Your emphasis on Congress is no consolation prize to hardened, bitter Leftists.
The entire thing, start to finish, is a revolution. Don’t you get it? That’s how this works.
He goes on to describe what a real revolution Trump, in his mind, would be. If it sounds desperate it is because he is, they are. It is almost inconceivable to them that we elected Trump in the first place. But to have four more years?
Well, that’s when they start talking apocalyptic terms — like suicide pacts, leaving the country and revenge. (which is what drove their emotional coup d’état down this road)
Do anything, anything to rid themselves of Trump, whatever it takes. Now that 2020 is staring us in the eye, they aren’t quite so confident about their chances at beating him at the ballot box. Even worse, they are not all that confident in their party selecting a nominee who could and would win. So all the efforts could be for naught.
That inspires Democrats’, socialists et al, revolution talk all the way to treasonous sedition. Dampen their revolution fire and you are a party-pooper.
According to Friedman, another four years of Trump would “be an overthrow of all the norms, values, rules and institutions that we cherish, that made us who we are…”
“If the fear of that doesn’t motivate the Democratic Party’s base, then shame on those people.” [read Friedman’s entire column here]
So, try to shame them. But that’s one thing you cannot do to these radical Dems. There is no shame and no place for it. They exist purely to serve their political ends. Loss is the only thing of consequence, but even that they will indignantly deny. Shaming won’t work.
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