I’m sure everyone has heard this already, but, here it goes again:
Don’t feed the trolls. The Trump Republican party knows that the party in power usually has a slump-ish showing in the midterm elections following a Presidential win. Trump is trying to make this vital miterm a Presidential referendum to activate their white-nationalist base to fend off a “Blue Wave.” This is the only hope they have this November. Their fear that Democrats ONLY want to impeach their autocrat is the only thing they can dredge up that will have any hopes of motivating the Trump base to GOTV.
Even if we don’t mention it, Trump won’t be able to withhold projecting some fiction that we actually did. He’ll look for sound-bites and things written (hopefully in their fogged-over eyes by Ms. Pelosi). They need it to help make his case: The Resistance must be snuffed out in order to save glorious Fuhrer from Mueller’s “witch hunt” and the surgical teeth of the hounds of justice.
Talking about impeachment is pointless mental masturbation. If REPUBLICAN special counsel Robert Mueller comes back with a report that implicates Trump for crimes against the United States, I am fully confident that all but a pittance of our legislature will help see him (and anyone else implicated in the findings) to justice.
We really need to CUT talk of our DESIRE that Trump be removed. There is no reason to waste a second of our lives even thinking about trump’s investigation, trial, impeachment, or removal. That is all going to come down to the results of an investigation we won’t be privy to until it is released. All good men and women will uphold the law and help see to what may need come done.
Until that moment, we need to be focused our liberal and just platform ideals and intentions. Trump-Republicans NEED an enemy. Their opposition to any pursuit of good is no longer a sufficient measure of general policy disagreement. Regardless of how we campaign just on the issues, they will seek out any talk of IMPEACHMENT as being indicative of our goal. Even if no one mentions it, they are trained to look for it and FIND anything like it so they can indict our very intentions.
DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY FUEL.
Some ask: “What are Democratic, or liberal values? People are saying that we don’t stand for specific things that people can grasp onto.”
We most certainly do stand for issues. I’m not going into all of them here. Not the point. And, not the place. If you have been “RESISTING,” then you have probably been doing it since long before Trump and you know EXACTLY what we fight for.
What we fight against.
But they see us only as anti-Trump and anti-Republican.
The Republican party is a rotting elephant, now. The maggots feeding on the corpse have changed forever what the party once called conservative “Conservative meant something back when their party was Grand and not just Old.
You’ve also heard that our issues are all localized.
This is very true. Generalized PR focus group types of issues that FOX uses are useless to anyone. FOX uses them to conduct their grunting symphonies in the gentle light of some tiki torches. We have to take the issues and whittle them down to a fine points. Brutally-sharp points set at the edge of a weapon. We’re spearfishing hunters in broad daylight.
It is going to be important that each of us do our part to stoke our fires close to home and
FOCUS AND KNOW IT’S ALL LOCAL!