We certainly understand your desire to seek compromise with the Republicans to move the country forward.
We humbly suggest that you consider President Obama’s attempt at unity as Senator Mitch McConnell vowed that no Democratic legislation would be passed and the goal was to make Obama a one term President. He failed at the second but did hold up Democratic legislation and appointments to the federal bench.
As Dr. Phil, and most psychologist, say in almost every show, “The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.” I strongly suggest you don’t spend your political capital on compromise with the Republicans for more than a month. Think of all that the Obama/Biden administration could have achieved in the first two years if they hadn’t been wasted trying to work with the Senate.
I hate to have to tell you this, but McConnell’s obstruction is not about race; it’s about money and power. You and the Democrats are in for a battle royal. So, “…screw your courage to the sticking place, and we will not fail.”
With this warning I wish you great success and promise you my support.
My Latin teacher’s (yes, I am that old or wise) favorite saying was that you cannot see the trees for the forest or the forest for the trees.
My Democratic and Republican friends need to stop focusing on Trump’s actions as being related to the election. His and Republican allies actions are not about policy foreign or domestic. What is their motivation to not recognize the election of President elect Biden? What is their motivation to not address Covid-19? What is their motivation to turn their backs on the workers who need help getting through this crisis? What is their motivation to not give a second stimulus package?
Steve Bannon, Senator Ted Cruz and the right have both said that their purpose was to limit and destroy the power of the federal government. What has gone on during the Trump presidency has been devoted to this end. Whether it was the failure of Republicans to vote President trump guilty of the crime of obstruction of justice in his impeachment, their failure to recognize and address Covid-19, ending treaties, and retreating from the climate accords; THE GOAL HAS BEEN TO LIMIT AND ULTIMATELY END/OR DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Why? How about a new government in which Republicans can win elections? How about turning the country to an oligarchy? But more likely the base motive is greed. They like the Russian model of government; especially if they get to be the oligarchs.
We all can agree that a parent would not and should not put their children in harm’s way. We should never put or children in a situation that could be fatal.
We can all agree that to put our children in harm’s way is not exercising good judgement or any moral judgement.
AND YET, THE REPUBLICANS UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION WANT TO PUT ON THE SUPREME COURT TO MAKE JUDGEMENTS THAT AFFECT ALL OF OUR AND OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES THIS PERSON. YOU NEED TO WRITE OR CALL OR TEXT YOUR SENATOR TO STOP THIS CONFIRMATION.
As further evidence of her lack of good decision making:
She sign petitions without reading them on her way out of church.
She accepts a position on a board that is anti gay right.
And yet, she claims to be unable to answer senators question because she would need more facts.