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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Now What? Make Us Proud

AN EDITED VERSION OF THIS POST APPEARS IN LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

("The Democrats Won the House. Now What?")

The mandate given to the House Democrats was definitely not to spend the next two years obsessing about bringing down Donald Trump. Don't focus on those damn tax returns. Don't get tunnel vision on impeachment. Instead, concentrate on the job that Congress was elected to perform, governing. Leave the rest to Mr. Mueller.

Make it hard for Mr. Trump in ways that change lives for the better. On protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. On improving the health care system. On rebuilding this nation, literally as well as figuratively. On tearing down the imaginary immigration wall. On making it uncomfortable for the Republicans in the Senate and the President to just say no.

We are so desperate in this country to feel encouraged by our political system, not buffeted by it. Even those who are saddened by tonight's results in the House are sick and tired of our internal wars.

Show us what this nation is capable of accomplishing. Make us proud.

14 comments:

Dian Atamyanov said...

Well said! If they can't see the forest for the trees, Democrats will lose again in 2020.

Unknown said...

AMEN to that!

J

Anonymous said...

👍👍👍😌❤️

EA

Anonymous said...

My sentiments too. Joel

Anonymous said...

Right on dude, although I think the tax returns are important. PB

Anonymous said...

Another good show!!

FCL

Anonymous said...

Well done!

HL

Anonymous said...

Good post. Nat

Anonymous said...

Well said indeed.

SG

Anonymous said...

As usual, extremely well put. Congrats. EG

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back in the letters to editor section. You and Kristof were perspective calls!

NL

Anonymous said...

As always, a good letter

PB

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed very much your letter to the editors of the N Y Times today. Well expressed and right on target.


GH

Anonymous said...

Great letter.

JB