I considered wading in on the Twitter twaddle between President Trump and the socialist “squad,” but figured enough mud was being splattered on the walls already. What could I add?
But today the morning paper’s columnist Victor Joecks saved me the trouble and said what I meant to say, only far more succinctly:
When your political opponents are rhetorically clubbing each other to death, you stand back, shut up and get out of the way.
Unless you’re Trump, who — blinded by his own genius at shaping political stories — decided this was a great time to criticize AOC and her squad.
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” had engaged in a social media slap fight with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, dividing the Democrat Party, and Trump just couldn’t resist wading in and uniting them, resulting in last night’s near-party line vote in the House to condemn Trump.
USA Today recounts: “The resolution, which said Trump’s “racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” passed by an overall vote of 240-187.”
When your opponents are squabbling among themselves, let them, don’t unite them, Mr. “stable genius.”
I’m from Queens and pouring gasoline on you enemies is SOP!
OK, you and Trump agree.
Pelosi knows what he’s up to. And I think she has always known.
All these people coming down on her for out of context quotes as being stupid are doing no one any good at all.
Nancy Pelosi is smart, very smart and a worthwhile opponent. The Democrats extremist’s would do well to take her advice and back down. The vote to table was inevitable, but Trump showed the extremist faction just what they were doing.
Remember, we all have Hillary Clinton to thank for getting Trump elected.
Uniting the Dems was the point. Never interrupt the enemy while she’s making a mistake… in this case, rallying the Dem party around its most-crazy elements. Which come the next election makes Dems the crazy choice, and that will turn a lot of former Democrats into GOP voters, even if they have to hold their nose.
Showing those Dem voters how much better things are under Trump obviously didn’t work, or the GOP wouldn’t have lost the house in 2018. Demo voters are more emotionally-driven than are GOP voters; so to change their minds you kick them in those emotions, this one being “fear of crazies”.
BTW, pay attention to who’s in charge per body language among the Gang of Four: it’s not the obvious loudmouth; it’s the Somali who is also a Muslim zealot. You Have Been Warned.
Republicans at every level dropping out of that party in embarrassment and disgust. The country at large truly hating all that this administration does each day. A party we should remember is and has always had fewer members than the Democratic Party does. Losing even at the margins is bad news in any national election.
Trump had few votes last time, and has lost MANY of those though his actions and the next election will not be close and ANY democrat that comes out of the nominating process will crush Trump.
I hope that it’s a truly objectionable candidate. And I mean more so than simply any democratic candidate would be to most of the folks that visit these pages. They certainly do deserve it for supporting this….administration.
All of the objectionable – and even criminal – things Trump does, and you’re worried that his reelection strategy isn’t up to snuff. I guess we each have our priorities.