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A Liberal Marine @USMCLiberal
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Democrats are really bad at this game.
We run from one catastrophe to the next with our hair on fire, and our rhetoric becomes increasingly desperate in the process. We fail to understand regional politics and how our rhetoric is used against us in purple districts.
#AbolishICE
There are plenty of things about #ICE that need to be changed. But the only way to change that is by being in power. How can we not see that the idea to #AbolishICE can be used as a broad message of @TheDemocrats being anit-law enforcement and for #OpenBorders???
Just today, I was listening to the @MSignorile show, and he promoted #AbolishICE as a good slogan for Dems to run on. I would ask Mr Signorile to look at the political calculus for #RedState Dems who'll be forced to defend that rhetoric and oppose #Trump's #SCOTUS pick
This idea that, because @Ocasio2018 promoted #AbolishICE in her campaign and won, that all Dems in every state should do the same, is similar to spending your paycheck on Weight Watchers because Oprah lost 40 pounds.
Every case is different, and it might not work for you.
We need moderates to win in the #2018Midterms---something that @MSignorile and others in the base fail to realize.
#AbolishICE is not a moderate position---at all.
Nor do I agree with it.
I think that #ICE can be curtailed. But there's a lot that it does that is necessary.
Right now, we have the ball.
The #Trump policy of separating families has awoken many in this country.
We should be forcing them to defend it---not forcing our candidates to defend an idea that is easily contorted into an #OpenBorders attack.
It's just dumb.
Learn to fight wisely
We should be hammering #Trump on his policy that doesn't #KeepFamiliesTogether ---but also hammering Republicans on things like #infrastructure, the #TrumpTaxScam, and #CitizensUnited.
These are issues with broad moderate support, in both parties--where Republicans are failing.
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