The “you’re with us or you’re with Trump” binary approach alienates potential allies.
David Harsyani writes:
Sure, it matters that President Donald Trump has a historically low favorability rating. Then again, disliking the president isn’t exactly a courageous act. Plenty of Americans—many of whom supported the president during the general election—don’t like Trump. They do realize that politics is a trade-off. Here’s a more revealing question pollsters might ask people: Do you “like” any better Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) or Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), pussyhatted marchers griping about the patriarchy or the totalitarians blocking Education Secretary Betsy Devos from walking into a public school?
That’s the choice #TheResistance—whose mantra, let’s face it, has synched with the Democratic Party—has created for many moderate Republicans, right-leaning independents and movement conservatives concerned about Trump. That is to say, they offer no choice whatsoever. They offer plenty of hysteria, hypocrisy and conflation of conservatism with Trumpism for political gain.
For pundits on the left, the idea that conservatives can judge the presidency issue by issue is completely unacceptable. As important as attacking Trump is, depicting conservatives as fellow travelers who enable fascism confirms every preconceived notion they harbor about the right.
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Government failed to pay attention to concerns brought up about the Oroville Dam more than a decade ago.
Steven Greenhut writes:
A Sacramento Bee story published Monday succinctly described the disaster unfolding at the nation’s tallest dam, …Read More →
Since 2009 Republicans have made 52 token efforts to repeal it. Their efforts were never serious. They just knew it would make for good press back home. It was politics, pure and simple. Now it is long past time to euthanize Obamacare and congressional Republicans should get started.
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During a news conference Thursday, President Donald Trump slammed the nation’s media establishment for covering his administration dishonestly. The media, he contends, is unfairly attacking him in a bid to protect the “entrenched power structure” he’s attempting to take down.Read More →
Let’s all bid “adios” to Rosa Maria Ortega. The poor dear was convicted earlier this week of a series of crimes she committed between 2005 and 2014. Following the convictions for casting illegal ballots in as many as five elections, Senorita Ortega was sentenced to eight years in prison.Read More →
The number of civilian groups dedicated to defending the Constitution against government threats is falling– watchers say the trend will likely continue under the Trump administration.Read More →
On the surface, Moonlight is a heart-wrenching film about a young African-American boy coming to terms with his sexuality while growing up in the impoverished public housing projects of Miami. But the Golden Globe winner (Best Motion Picture—Drama) is much more than a compelling, poignant, and uncompromisingly relevant movie; it’s a provocative portrayal of…
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