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Response to ClarendonDem (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 01:37 PM

5. In Forks, Washington

A few months back, there were a handful of anti-Trump voters protesting on the single Main Street. First, We are not going to reach the dedicated racists—many of them are immersed in the delusion that they are NOT racist. We have a similar problem on the left, but on the left we are open to talmor argue about it.

Forks was a logging community. If you ask locals, they will tell you it was the spotted owl ruling that destroyed their industry, and they are not open to any other interpretation. Entering town, there was a large “Loggers for Trump” sign. I’m going to guess it is the same thing for coal committees, the things that destroyed industry blamed on environmental protections and environmental protections only.

So what do Democrats do? Drop the idea of environmentalism, which is an important part of our platform? Of course not.

I think onething to do is find the local Democrats—like the ones brave enough to protest, and reach out and engage them. Also, Trump is disgusting on even a visceral level, the left feels it all the time, and the right is beginning too. We’ll need to exploit that.

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