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Nicholas de Wolff @usdew
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I've always contended that promoting the notion of a "Blue Wave" is a mistake, as it sets us up for failure. If Democrats succeed in flipping either the House or Senate today (or both), the Right gets to say it was "as expected", and not much will change in their minds.
Congress may stand up to the vile actions and intents of the current Administration, but if the House and Senate are split, that's an impasse, and the Right gets to hypocritically claim Liberals are impeding democracy, thereby bolstering the rabid singlemindedness of their base.
If today's vote falls anything short of the much vaunted "Blue Wave", the Right gets to crow, even in supposed defeat. They will be armed with the claim that the electorate "proved" that the Orange Fool is more popular than Liberals have been contending.
Liberals have become just as ensnared by propaganda and hyperbole as their far less appealing counterparts on the Right Wing. Flinging mud and waving banners will not return our nation to the enviable democracy it once was.
I fear today's results, no matter how good, will be compromised by the posturing of both sides. What do we (EVERYONE) do to collectively return to a thoughtful examination of the issues facing our communities? How do we get back to being on the same side?
Immigrants are not going away. They are the foundation of our nation.
Women are not going back to the kitchen. They are the backbone of our culture.
California is not going away. It is the beacon of diversity and economic growth to which we should all aspire.
Conservatives are not going away. They are the much-needed thoughtful counterpoint to otherwise potentially rampant liberalism.
Liberals are not going away. They are a driving force for social improvement, at all levels of society.
After you vote today, look at the other citizens at your polling station, please, and realize our communities will only improve and prosper if we help each other address the challenges that sit before all of us. We need debate. We need different points of view. We need respect.
We don't need bigots, separatists, propagandists, racists, anarchists, tyrants, idiots, sexists, liars, and cheats.
They can go away.
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