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Democrat: don’t try to work with Donald Trump. Just allege ‘no’ | Steven W Thrasher

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Any gesticulates toward bipartisan cooperation improve normalize all that Trump speaks and expressed support for, and thats the most difficult happen the left can do

All Democrats must say no to cooperating with Donald Trump and his lazy, shiftless bandits who want to steal the labor of our torsoes, the sanity of our psyches, and the attractivenes of our natural resources. Democrats need to say no to him, on everything, with the same emphatic confidence Trump displays.

Any collaboration with Trump will furnish good-for-nothing more than mortification, regardless. Al Gore met with Ivanka Trump about climate justice exclusively to have a climate denier appointed to helm the EPA, the ExxonMobil CEO called to precede the state department and a witch hunt against both governments scientist who has gone to a climate change gathering. Similarly, strive captains who signaled they were interested in working with Trump in cancelling Nafta were proven to be blockheads when he referred a fast-food CEO to oversee the labor department.

But there is a more important reasonablenes than salvaging dignity that Democrat shouldnt do business with the president-elect: every time they say I hope to find common ground with him, they are saying that their domesticated problem is more important than the facts of the case Trump has said Mexicans are rapists, you can do anything to women, Muslims should be registered or banned, the exonerated Central Park Five still deserve to be executed, and differently abled parties deserve to be mocked. Each day a Democrat adds yes to Trumps selects or joins or plans, they are normalizing his dislike, ceding any moral floor they might be able to muster in future fights.

Give America the opportunity women in Trump dont get, Democrats, and say no every time he tries to screw us.

Democrats is a requirement to stand firm, too, because its good politics if not just morally, then pragmatically. Bizarrely, the Democrat always say yes to the dream of bipartisanship, even though the Republicans in opposition have routinely told we are going to destroy you, make good on their threat and are reinforced at the ballot box for doing so.

Imagine what the Republicans would be doing if Trump had won the popular vote by roughly 3m polls but, because of less than 100,000 polls in the upper midwest, hed “ve lost my” electoral college: theyd be suing for narrates from all the regions of the tract, casting slurs of voter hoax on pitch-black and brown-majority regions, and dedicating not-so-tacit favor for armed militias and the KKK to intimidate electoral college members into changing their votes.( Actually, you dont have to suspect those kinds of scenario: just withdraw how Republicans alleged no to Obama from day one, repudiated him a US supreme court pick for a year, and promised to give Hillary the same hell if she became chairperson .)

If the Democrat are combined in taking him on on every figurehead, they might just win some success of their own. And Trump may help them by overplaying his hand so much that Democrat prevail a few cases Republican defectors.

Regardless, if Democrats signal that Trumps misogyny, intolerance, xenophobia and conflict on intelligence are importance deploring at all costs, they will signal to the majority of Americans who didnt vote for the president-elect that certain elements of government will at the least try to protect us. They could help shape a society and future politics where its not just indignant white-hot humanities lives that matter.

This refusal to play nice wont appear, of course. The Democrats are reeling over, hoping they can piece themselves a batch or get a place at the table , no matter the damage coming down the pike towards the people they are supposed to represent. They are violating the first dictum of record professor Timothy Snyders 20 -point guide to representing democracy under a Trump presidency: do not obey in advance.

Yes, Democrats are already vacating us. Still, still a black, lesbian columnist who doesnt is intended to be be even more harmed by the commonwealth, acknowledges employing the first amendment for his subsistence, and enjoys breathable air and potable liquid can dream at Christmastime, cant he?

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