Now that the President has told us in a recorded interview that he sought foreign assistance in his election in 2015-16 and is doing so now, looking to the 2020 election, it might be time for the Democrats to move. I don’t mean on impeachment or an inquiry into such nor do I mean a bigger flurry of subpoenas which will be ignored and go into court purgatory. No. I mean massive political TV adds and social media items playing over and over all of the most outrageous things Trump has said and done, including what his supporters and lackeys have done.
Examples: Barr hemming and hawing over foreign interference. Grab them by the pussy. Yeah, I’d listen to foreigners giving me dirt on my opponents. And show screaming toddlers at the border, Muslims beings given the third degree at airports, the scenes from Charlottesville and Trump’s blessing on it.
I think we have enough to launch a nice attack. You know, that is what serious politicians and serious political parties do: they play hardball.
All you patriots: don’t talk to Republicans or fence-sitters, yell at Democrats to get serious. Fight!
Since “everybody knows the other side¹ lies,” the risk in such an approach is overdoing it and unwittingly helping the opponent.
¹Meaning whichever side the listener isn’t on.
Then what would you suggest? I just spent a weekend with liberal friends who believe that people who don’t believe facts such as the number of border crossings (down), the number of fraudulent votes cast (2), the number of Russian spies welcomed by the Trump admin (countless) are simple total morons not worth talking to. I argued that we have to find a middle ground if 1860 isn’t to become 1861, but they just scream about idiots who can’t let people alone and have to force their religious views disguised as politics on everyone else.
My approach would be to get into the conservatives’ frames, the way they see things. Entirely different from us liberals but nevertheless accessible if you are willing to meet them half way. Give them that they are not racists (despite every bit of evidence to the contrary), give them that their religion is very, very, very important, give them that America used to be great, then begin asking their help in solving problems. I did this with my Trumpster neighbor re immigration and we reached a viable solution, albeit it was a softball starting point since he grew up in AZ and actually knows real Mexicans. Nevertheless, it’s a start.
The purpose of my media blitz is to do just what the conservatives have done: bombard the public with visions but instead of illegal aliens scaling walls to come rape your daughters and rioting Blacks demanding bigger welfare checks and Communist professors converting their students to collectivism, we show Trump exhorting rally-goers to punch people, applauding the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, bragging about grabbing women by their privates, telling the Japanese not to worry about N. Korean middle range missiles b/c they won’t reach the U.S. (and don’t forget to show a map with N. Korea and Japan on it), etc. We may actually get a few Trumpsters either not to vote at all or maybe even vote for a Dem.
Worth a try.