Saturday, May 20, 2017
Keep It On The Kitchen Table
While the world is consumed with Donald Trump's collusion with Russia, blabbing of Israeli intelligence and obstruction of justice, the Democratic Party is busy recruiting good candidates for the 2018 midterms and special elections and focusing on policy issues.
Taking center stage in these House races (and in the Democrats' campaign ads) is the GOP's obsession with giving tax cuts to the wealthy, waging war on the environment and going after organizations that help protect women's reproductive freedom. And, of course, healthcare, healthcare, healthcare. As in, the Republicans want to let insurers deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
We cats think this is smart. Thanks to pressure that mainstream media like The New York Times, The Washington Post, McClatchey, Reuters and others feel to scoop one another, the Trump Treason Train is being amply covered. We Democrats just have to keep the spotlight on how miserable our lives would be, economic-wise and everything-else-wise, if the Republicans get their way.
That's good strategy. On the other hand, if any of our 2018 candidates want to mention that Trump bowed to the Saudi king today, we won't stop them. We cats PURR.