Dems Need To Make Midterms Single-Issue Election


Forget about “Build Back Better.” Leave that and all other policy proposals for another day.

If Democrats want to be successful in the upcoming midterm elections (hold the House and gain seats in the Senate) they need to emphasize one thing and one thing only … they are the party that is standing up for our system of government and the Constitution. Heck, you could say they are the one major political party fighting to protect democracy itself.

In a resolution formally censuring GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the Republican National Committee last week described the events surrounding the January 6, 2021 insurrection as “legitimate political discourse.”

How incredible and messed-up is that! The official arm of the Republican Party has made a choice. They are siding with the traitors and insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol and tried to stop the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as the newly-elected president.  They’ve gone all-in with Donald Trump and his Big Lie.

What an amazing gift for the Democratic Party!

Going into the midterms, Democrats need to keep their message simple because the choice really is simple. You are either on the side of democracy and the Constitution or you are on the side of traitors and insurrectionists. You are either on the side of a party that believes in the rule of law or on the side of one that believes in taking the law into its own hands.

That wise old evil owl, Mitch McConnell, knows what the RNC did is not good for his party. He came out today saying what occurred on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, was “a violent insurrection.” McConnell said the committee should not be “singling out members of our party who may have different views from the majority,” adding that it’s “not the job of the RNC.”

Sorry, Mitch, but it’s a bit too late for damage control. The bed’s been made. The Republican National Committee showed its hand. It will not retract the statement as it would not be the Trumpian thing to do.

Call me a silly optimist but I have to believe that if given a choice between a true functioning democracy or a Turkish-style “democracy”, most Americans, including independents and moderate Republicans (yes there are still some) will choose the former.

The Republicans have handed the Democrats a hammer and they need to pound the Party of Trump over the head with it every day. 

To paraphrase a wise old political strategist … “It’s the democracy, stupid”

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