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Instead of Impeachment

I’ve had a lot of different thoughts about things I’ve wanted to write leading up to yesterday’s election. I haven’t written any of them down. Maybe I’ll come back to those ideas later.

But what I would like to suggest is this. With the Democrats now in control of the House, instead of impeachment, I’d like to see them focus on putting forward legislation that offers a clear alternative to Republican destruction.

Legislation that reinforces and improves the Affordable Care Act.

Legislation that moves America towards a more sane tax structure and begins to reduce the massive annual federal budget deficit.

Legislation that puts forward a comprehensive plan for immigration reform that deals credibly with the millions of illegal immigrants already in this country, reforming our existing immigration practices to encourage legal immigration, and, yes, strengthening security at the border. Not a wall per se, but taking measures that will reduce illegal immigrants crossing the border.

Legislation that speaks to the middle of America instead of to the leftist extremes of the Democratic Party.

Legislation that offers America a view of a positive, optimistic governing strategy that could replace the divisiveness and destruction of Trump and his Republican acolytes.

And I’d like to see a mainstream media that steps away from its own hyperpartisanship and away from its fervent, breathless reporting on every stupid thing Trump says and does and focuses on what the two parties actually are doing to govern in America today. (By the way, if you don’t believe the MSM is engaged in “its own hyperpartisanship” you don’t read the twitter accounts of MSM actors.)

Am I optimistic that any of this will happen?  Absolutely not. I have absolutely no hope that either Democratic leaders or the MSM will grow up and act like the adults in the room. They haven’t for the last two years.

11 responses to “Instead of Impeachment

  1. 1WriteWay November 7, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Ah, here I am. I agree with much of what you say. Impeachment would not accomplish much without the Senate; and it could backfire as we approach 2020. I do wonder what is it that “middle America” wants? I would think that if middle America really believed in civil and human rights, cared about the environment and real sustainable jobs, to mention a few things, we would have had the anticipated blue wave.

    • kingmidget November 7, 2018 at 8:49 am

      The problem is that what most of America hears about is the war between Trump and Dems. They hear about what is wrong with Trump but there is very little coverage about what specific alternatives Dems offer. Other than not being Trump. This is why Dems need to focus on a legislative agenda and the MSM needs to actually cover that agenda. Instead of the never ending coverage of the horse race.

  2. Audrey Driscoll November 7, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Part of the problem is that reporting about serious, detailed, non-dramatic stuff can’t compete with the salacious and dramatic. Society is addicted to hype and few have the attention span to read and think about real issues.

  3. S.K. Nicholls November 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I’m putting my money on Beto O’Rouke and Kennedy for 2020. I’ve read their agenda and they are not so far left as to be perceived as socialist radicals. I saw an article today that says Hillary plans to run again in 2020. I hope not.

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