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Let ’em Squeal!

February 1, 2017

Let ’em Squeal!paul-ryan-pig

Democrats are generally a timid, Johny-come-lately lot.  They haven’t yet figured out that the game is changing before them and unless they play it on the new terms, they will continue to be slaughtered.  They were bullied into defeat because they wouldn’t fight back with the same dishonorable, despicable methods that they were assaulted by in the last election. After years of obstructionist policy by  the Tea Party, a Republican congress and rolling over on Obama’s SCOTUS nomination Merrick Garland, they now face the brutal, malignant truth. They are being steamrollered and flattened, unable to move their agenda.

But there is hope if they just understand one basic tenant.  Trump is all about “the Deal.”  From now on, it’s all just dealmaking and nothing else. To make the deal from the minority position, they must have leverage.  The news media has led us to believe that they had none, but this is not true, even though they act as if it were.  It became known, only in the last few days, that the Dems could block any (possibly all) cabinet nominations by boycotting the voting because the rules require that at least one Democrat be present to confirm.  That’s leverage.  But they must use it to make a deal and they must unite in total solidarity.

Simply put they should boycott all cabinet nominations until Trump puts forth a moderate SCOTUS candidate like Obama did.  Make the deal.  Let ’em squeal!

But even if they are too weak-kneed to use this option to transition from helpless victims to powerful dealmakers, all is not lost.  Currently it takes 60 votes to confirm a SCOTUS nomination.  8 Democrats must vote with the 52 GOP senators to confirm.  10 Democratic senators are up for re-election in 2018, in states that Clinton lost and the fear is that they may feel the need to court the Republican’s in their state to stay in office.  What they need to  realize is that to do so will produce a massive backlash by Democratic voters who will not support them for betraying the principles of the party.  It only takes 3 of the ten to defeat Trump’s choices, now and in the near foreseeable future.  Are then any heroes left in the Democratic party?

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