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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:26 PM

 

WaPo - Trump has done the impossible: He has united the Democrats

By Dana Milbank
Columnist
July 15 at 6:46 PM

President Trump, bless him, has once again achieved the impossible: He has unified the Democrats.

The fractious opposition party had been holding one of its regular Festivals of Gratuitous Self-Injury over the past few weeks on the matter of race. Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and other Democratic presidential candidates had attacked the “hurtful” actions of front-runner Joe Biden from decades ago in opposing busing and in working with segregationist senators. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) split Democrats by accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) of the “explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

Now, Trump has come to the Democrats’ rescue by reminding them, and all the world, what racism really looks like. On Sunday, he attacked four nonwhite Democratic congresswomen — Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) — by saying they “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe” and proposing that they “go back” to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

Thus, Trump would have these lawmakers “go back” to Ohio (in Pressley’s case), New York (Ocasio-Cortez’s birthplace) and Michigan (Tlaib’s). Omar, who emigrated from Somalia as a child, grew up in Minnesota. Rather than back down from this notion that nonwhites are not American, Trump broadened his attack on the four on Monday, saying they “hate our country” and proposing they “apologize to our country” and to him. And Democrats were bickering over Biden’s relationship with James Eastland in 1973???

Democrats’ differences are trivial, or should be, as they spend the next 16 months preparing for an election that will either affirm America as a multicultural society or define it as a redoubt of white nationalism. Trump’s racist words, clearly aimed at firing up his most ardent supporters, will, as in 2018, bring out his opponents in even greater numbers — as long as Democrats can move beyond their own squabbles.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-has-done-the-impossible-he-has-united-the-democrats/2019/07/15/58da67aa-a741-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html?utm_term=.6d55833fe845

KEEP TWEETING, DONNIE, KEEEEEP TWEETING!!!!!

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Dem Dean Jul 15 OP
kimbutgar Jul 15 #1
mobeau69 Jul 15 #2
SunSeeker Jul 15 #3
stillcool Jul 15 #4
ROB-ROX Jul 16 #5
FiveGoodMen Jul 16 #6

Response to Dem Dean (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:29 PM

1. My sister said to me today that fat Donnie is so bad it makes Nixon eligible for Mt. Rushmore.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:42 PM

2. LOL.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:49 PM

3. God I hope so.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:01 PM

4. Kind of like Obama's "Please Proceed Governor"

the Republicans cheap shots fail badly, at times.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:08 PM

5. Crazy Criminals Ain't Hard To Defeat

Scare Tactics is all the republicans have in there EVIL game plan. They also have millions of non thinking zombie drones who will put up a fight like those who started the civil war. They will not ever be a happy people because they are CRAZY.......

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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:52 PM

6. No, he hasn't

They can't decide whether his crimes are a big deal or not.

They can't decide whether to stand up for The Squad.

Not united at all.

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