By: D. DiFrancesco
As contentious as our nation’s pre-election rhetoric was between liberals and conservatives, there has been an equal amount of silence from those once so vocal on the conservative side of the isle. Discussions of the virtues of Donald Trump and the evils of Hillary Clinton have all but ceased except from those of the pundit class such as Jeffrey Lord and commentators like Sean Hannity. Amongst average everyday Americans nary a mention of Trump is heard. Yes, there are those in his base that believe he can do no wrong and will proudly tell you so, but for the average under-informed American voter who thought Trump would better their lives, there is utter silence.
I’m not sure if this silence is out of embarrassment for their vote cast or that they are in utter shock
for what they are witnessing out of the White House. From Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” to his promise to build the wall and have Mexico pay for it, to repealing and replacing Obamacare, all have proved to be hollow. Then to make matters worse we have an investigation of Russia tampering with our 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to contend with prompting the appointment of an independent special counsel after the firing of FBI Director Comey. Sadly, the list goes on and with contradictions between Trump’s own staff and Trump himself fostered by his insane serial tweets. Regardless of the reason, I have very little sympathy for them, their bed has been made and now they must lay in it. This unfortunately means that we all must deal the the results of their irresponsible choice.
|President Donald Trump|
With all of this being said, I am in utter shock that the Democrats have been so quiet. Yes, there are some outspoken individuals in the party, with one of the most vocal being Maxine Waters, but where is is the real and persistent outrage from folks like Keith Ellison, Cory Booker and other leaders of
the party. This is the time to capitalize on all that is wrong with Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican party. They are grasping, by any means possible in an attempt to hang on to an antiquated idea of what America is. They are unable to come to grips with the fact that the American demographic is changing. The days of white anglo-saxon male domination are numbered. We have seen our first African American president, we’ve had our first woman of any major party in the general election for the office of President of the United States, we’ve seen the rise of non-white and LGBTQ citizens in our political process. What it comes down to is that our “white male” dominated political system is finally coming to end and will ultimately morph into a better representation of America and it’s diversity whether the Republicans like it or not.
|Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)|
This is what the Democratic party must express vociferously right now lest we concede the 2018 midterm elections because of our silence and our perceived indifference.
Respectful comments are always welcome so tell me what do you think?