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Dear Never Trumpers. We appreciate you, we really do. We are glad you are on our team. But YOU REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND US. A Thread.
I feel like I am about to write Men Are From Mars; Women Are From Venus for never Trumpers. Wish me luck. @CheriJacobus @TheRickWilson, this one's for you.
So, Never Trumpers, you've been using Republican/Conservative theories and strategies to beat liberal candidates for the last eon. So you think we should follow your advice about the kind of Dem POTUS candidate we should choose.
I have some issues. First, let's start big picture. The strategies you employed elected politicians like Bush (Iraq War anyone?); Cheney (I like torture!); Mitch "F the Constitution" McConnell and, of course, Trump. So to us it looks like your "win" is everyone's loss.
Second, ALL of the signature philosophies that you used to keep R voters in line are MORALLY BANKRUPT FRAUDS. And we don't like that kind of thing. "Conservatism" is a massive lie used to elect politicians who increased the wrong kinds of government and give taxes to donors.
Trickle Down Economics (Lower Taxes!) has done more damage to the social fabric of America than any other single idea I know. It was used to destroy the US middle class; strip the safety net and as intellectual cover for giving taxes to the donor class.
All the R "wars" - on drugs; on crime; on terrorism; Iraq; on immigrants; on the ACA - have been mere window dressing to find excuses to give tax dollars to the donor class and to strip power from the middle class.
The NRA and the mega churches - key demographics in your "wins" are basically criminal enterprises preying on the gullible -- just like Trump. If you think we Ds should act more like those people ... then you REALLY don't get us.
We have many good D candidates. One of them will be nominated, likely another will be VP. Hopefully that package will be both energizing to the base and reassuring to the center. Let that play out.
DON'T tell us to act like the R political class -- they look look like complete lying frauds to us. We want to win AND put good people in office.
By all means, help us understand the world view of the center right. But the Dem base can't be/don't want to be activated by adopting the Southern Strategy. And an energized dem base is the BY FAR the most important factor in the upcoming elections.
And if you are truly in the know about how R campaigns work, you could really help by exposing the corruption we all know is the driving force. Let's all aim at Trump and GOP. And let's talk less about political expediency and more about the best possible POTUS.
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