Monday, January 22, 2018

New Low.

The GOP baited a politically poisoned hook for the Democrats (intention + DACA). The Democrats, unfortunately, bit.

And in the end, one of the most clumsy, politically transparent and possibly counterproductive political compromises the GOP ever engineered carried the can down the road for just two weeks.

Democrats again face the wrath of their party’s base. This will accentuate splits within the Democratic party.

What motivated the Democrats to “cut and run” from DACA will forever remain a mystery.

In the end, the Democrats saw the hook and bit.

Differences over policy on DACA and CHIPS ignited angry words and personal insults behind the scenes yesterday when the chamber kicked the can down the road until Feb. 8th.

As Democrats pointed across the aisle to confront Republicans, they accused Republicans of playing political games with innocent children – pitting DACA against CHIPS.

The idea was to force Democrats to surrender. Despite recognizing a political trap, enough Democrats voted for the bait.

But the maneuvering exposed more raw partisan divisions on both sides of the aisle. Can't we all just get along?

Non-lockstep voters have to ask themselves this question:
What kind of political malpractice has allowed polarization in this country to reach this kind of low?

Democrats who were once outraged, in effect, apologized. But how will THAT play to the voters in the United States who don’t change their political positions on DACA and CHIPS?

Any conversation about Mitch with the word “liar” received the word “whatever…”

Remember tail-gunner Senator Joseph McCarthy (?)

Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

This is NOT victory for the Democrats. It is brinksmanship leading to the fall.

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