Amadeus
I Will Say This...
Fri Sep 7, 2018 12:12pm
104.129.200.71 (XFF: 198.35.75.3)

I'm not endorsing any particular action, especially those of the Democratic senators on this committee. Were I to do so, I would be looking for effective action as opposed to actions that ultimately undermine their positions.

What bothers me is the idea that Democrats should uphold the norms no matter what. That what is most important is that no matter how Republicans abuse the system, abuse power, abuse the norms - Democrats must uphold the norms. That dynamic has only one outcome, and we are seeing it right now: two terms of a Democratic president thwarted and frustrated by a minority using the threat of filibuster as a constant response to any legislative overtures, judicial openings held up until they could filled by Republican political allies, widespread gerrymandering designed to hold power for a waning political party, the Trump presidency, the dismantling of protections for the people, the refusal of a Republican Congress to hold the president to account... the list goes on and on.

I absolutely want better. But I'm not going to get it by Democrats upholding norms, am I?

I have come to the conclusion that I am not.

Amadeus