Dems And Big Ideas

IST Op-Ed

There is an old saying….”Democrats have great ideas but suck at politics”.   2020 is showing this very point…..the candidates all have great wide ranging ideas to solve the problems Americans are having.

We have the Medicare For All, the Green New Deal, Free education, etc etc….all are marvelous ideas that this country needs badly but will never get as long as we continue along the path we have been traveling for 50 years.

Democrats need to stop playing checkers and learn to play chess….short term answers are just not a reality…..they need a plan for long term…the long game is the only way to get and sustain all the changes they say they embrace.

Illustrating this point are a couple of issues that should be set in stone….Voters Rights, Civil Rights and Abortion….all 3 are Federal laws and all 3 are being chipped away to they are a mere shadow of their former selves.

Since they cannot take credit for the economy’s high points then they, Dems, should wrap themselves around health care.  Why?  The other 3 are being destroyed thanks to the concept of state’s rights….the old 10th amendment thing.

While the climate is an extremely important stand the sad thing is that most Americans could care less if their families are hungry….the only hope the climate has is the young for they can see beyond the next meal.

The Dems need to take a step back and start making the state elections more important than the national…..control state legislatures then the national stuff will be easier.

I have always said that the Dems are weak on foreign policy…..and now Trump’s moves in the Middle East is making himself look like he is the anti=war president…..and what does the Dems have in response to this false narrative?

Not A Damn Thing!

I hate to say I told you so, but well … as predicted, in the wake of Trump’s commanded military withdrawal from northeast Syria, the once U.S.-backed Kurds cut a deal with the Assad regime. (And Vice President Mike Pence has now brokered a five-day cease-fire.) Admittedly, Trump the “dealmaker” ought to have brokered something similar before pulling out and before the Turkish Army—and its Sunni Arab Islamist proxies—invaded the region and inflicted significant civilian casualties.

One must admit that a single phone call between Trump and President Erdogan of Turkey has turned the situation in Syria upside down in just over a week. The Kurds have requested protection from Assad’s army, Russian troops are now patrolling between the Kurds and invading Turks, and the U.S. is (for once) watching from the sidelines.

Democrats Have No Answer for Trump’s Anti-War Posture

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7 thoughts on “Dems And Big Ideas

  1. When a party suffers an unexpected loss in an election, the biggest fear is that they then embrace some of the policies of the winners, in the hope of attracting votes next time. The same thing has happened here with the Labour Party, and it only took them four days to start abandoning previous policies.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Dems have always had big ideas…..health, education, etc their problem is they cannot sell it…..they hope the facts speak for themselves…..Americans do not need facts when slogans are easier to remember. chuq

      1. Thanks, chuq. relying on ‘young voters’ was a classic error. They can’t be bothered to get out of bed, or off the sofa. Too busy watching Netflix, or commenting on Facebook. They have to learn that the much lauded ‘youth vote’ doesn’t exist in this country.

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