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1/ Here's the problem with Democrats, and it has been the same problem for a long time. This whistle-blower scandal opens up and the potential seriousness of it becomes apparent. Is it for sure a massive scandal? We don't know that with certainty. Could it be that concerns...
2/ ...are overblown and the facts, should they come out, will reveal this to be less egregious than initially perceived? Of course. But in the moment, given what we know now, it appears to be a massive abuse of power, and if Democrats don't treat it as such, Trump and his...
3/ ...soulless minions and talking-point-spouters will grab hold of the narrative and run so hard with it that their preferred narrative will become impossible to knock down. The idea of having a cautious reaction to something that, on its face, is this serious is no longer...
4/ ...a viable option, and hasn't been for quite some time. Remember, the Obama administration, supposed experts at communication, allowed themselves to get outflanked by Sarah Palin and a herd of nutters screaming, "DEATH PANELS!" That was inexcusable.
5/ And allowing the Trump posse dumbitatus to seize on this scandal and spin it as no big deal - oh, and also BIDEN IS AN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL WHO MUST BE LOCKED UP!! - is an abdication of Democrtats' jobs as a check on the executive branch. Democrats have to react and act...
6/ ...with the same foaming-at-the-mouth, scorched-earth fervor that Trump's GOP lackeys use at literally every turn. There is no time to be chill and assume democracy will hold. You can already see the Fox News crowd taking over the narrative on #WhistleblowerGate.
7/ Democrats need to seize the issue, and seize the day. Otherwise, we're done. END
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