Ours To Screw Up

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You won't like this, A. S.

Submitted: November 26, 2018

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Submitted: November 26, 2018

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I've been trying to figure out where we Democrats stand on the 2020 election. I saw several reports on the news that Trump's support among Republicans stands at ninety percent, which won't be enough to get him reelected, unless most independents break his way, and his approval rating is low among them. If we Democrats all stick together, we'll win, but I already see signs of us doing anything but. In 2016, Hillary supporters and Bernie supporters had a war for the soul of the Democratic Party, with Bernie's side tending to lean very liberal and Hillary's more centrist. A very bitter battle was waged, helped, I think, by the Russians, eventually won by Hillary, with some Bernie supporters becoming upset and saying they'd never vote for Hillary.

 

I understood this, up to a point. I was for most of the positions Bernie held, but thought they were unrealistic. Maybe I was and am wrong about that, but the important thing now is for ALL Democrats to unite to stop Trump and his enablers. I never understood the animosity Bernie's supporters had for Clinton, but that's where Russian hacking came into play, and I thought, “Okay, no matter what crazy negative lies they told about Hillary, however you feel about her, at least vote to uphold the Democrat's ideals, because Trump was sure not going to.”


 

I think this bitter fight, which every Democrat should have gotten over and pulled together to elect a Democrat and stop Trump, who I saw as the worst person to ever run for President, divided the Democratic Party. Some Bernie supporters said they would vote for a third-party candidate instead, which amounted to a vote for Trump. I think that, caused by Russian interference, cost us the election. After two years of seeing the chaos of a Trump presidency, with his undoing of much of the progress we've made on every front, you'd think we Democrats would all united in the common goal of electing a Democrat, ANY Democrat, but unbelievably, I see the same worrying signs of division that helped blow our chances in 2016.

 

Some Democrats are fighting against Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House. Instead of putting the greater good of working to ensure we return the country to the progressive path we were on before Trump took a wrecking ball and a blow torch to them, we've apparently learned nothing from the shock of seeing Donald Trump elected. Pelosi doesn't go far enough for some Democrats, and, while I was disappointed with many of the things she DIDN'T do when the Democrats had control of the House when President Obama first took office, I think now is NOT the time for demanding things all your way. We need every Democrat's focus to be on stopping Trump and his evil minions.

While personally, I would like to see liberal ideas taken to the extreme, I also think it's unrealistic, and like I say, maybe I'm wrong about that, but whether I am or not, I think all Democrats, regardless of where you stand on the issues we Democrats stand for, want to see Trump defeated, because if he's not, he feel emboldened to push for more and more things that most of us thought were impossible. Already, I've seen many, many things happen that I never thought I'd see happen in America, and if we Democrats don't get our priorities straight and stand together, if we pull a circular firing squad deal, which, unlike the Republicans, we seem to be so good at, the next four years after the 2020 election will be even more excruciating, and I don't think I can take anymore, nor can you.


 


 


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