If You Want to Run in 2020 Just Say No-to Trump
It’s been inspiring to see as Democrats across the country are telling Dems to ‘just say no.’
You also see Dems across the country going to GOP Town Halls and giving them hell.
The Tea Partier, Tom McCllintock couldn’t take the heat Saturday night. He got calls of ‘vote him out.’
Turns out the Dem base is not worried about sounding like Bernie either:
“The Democratic base is so roiled and enraged after only two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency that a take-no-prisoners posture toward the White House is emerging as the price of entry for the 2020 primary.”
“An election that could have focused in on economic inequality and the excesses of Wall Street — the issues that animate the left’s leading tribunes, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — is already shaping up as a contest about the intensity of the resistance to Trump.”
“In almost 20 years of doing this, I’ve never felt like we’re in a moment like we are now,” said Anne Caprara, a senior advisor for the Priorities USA Action super PAC and a veteran Democratic campaign operative. “This is the moment in history. People will look back and ask what you did, and there’s a real palpable recognition of that among elected officials.”
I was always skeptical that Bernie had all the answers. And the future for the Democratic party is not necessarily the Rust Belt either.
There are all these districts with GOP Congressmen who voted for Hillary in the Presidential.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 5, 2017
The headquarters of the Trump resistance is California-and us here in NY. As I’ve recently announced, I’m going to commission a poll into the GOP Congressman’s district here in the snd Congressional. What’s notable is that King has won all these elections every two years in districts that normally go for Democrats for President.
“The urgency of the moment is not lost on the party’s leading 2020 hopefuls. Many of them — including Warren and fellow Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Kamala Harris — abandoned their schedules last weekend to appear at protests in their home states or in Washington, grasping the imperative to be both public and distinctive in their opposition to Trump’s executive order on refugee travel. Then Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, and Booker voted against approving Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation, one of Trump’s least controversial picks and an unmistakable thumb in the eye of Chao’s husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”
“Leading Democratic strategists warn that the first signs will appear in midterm elections, where the primary electorate will demand more than just marching outside the White House or grabbing a bullhorn at an arrivals lounge. They’ll be expecting something close to 100 percent rejection of Trump’s agenda — making the coming years complicated for members of Congress, who have to vote on it, rather than the governors and mayors who get to assume more offensive posture.”
“Base voters are likely to want their pols to press on specific issues against Trump, not just on his generally objectionable behavior, say operatives considering how to counsel ambitious lawmakers. If each candidate is anti-Trump, the thinking goes, the best way to distinguish one’s self is to distill an original anti-Trump message focused on a concrete policy point.”
As far as I’m concerned Kirsten Gilibrand has given herself a leg up as she has the most anti Trump voting record so far.
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Let’s all do our part. That is the key. Too many people thought their job was done in 2008 by voting for Obama. Within six months they were mad at Obama for not changing the world overnight. But they themselves never looked in the mirror. Why do GOPers vote in midterms but they stay home?