MY PROPOSED PLAN for destroying the Republican Party is, on its surface, quite simple. We'll delve a bit beneath that surface, once I've laid out the overview.
During the 2018 primaries, in every Democratic race in every state, we must do all we can to put strong progressives in place.
Once the primaries and special elections have concluded and the general election is upon us, we need to vote Democratic at all levels of the ballot.
[I sense some squirming out there in readerland. Hold your horses, please. In due course, I’ll come to what I imagine are the probable reasons for your squirming.]
With luck and hard work, we will have booted out as many Republicans as possible and, at all levels of government, we will have put as many Democrats as possible into office. We will have taken a majority in the House, and if fortune truly smiles upon us, a majority in the Senate.
Once the 2018 election is over, we’ll need to press our advantage, insisting on a bold progressivism to strike down and reverse as many of the political insults visited upon our nation in these repulsively Republican-Trumpian years.
And we’ll need to repeat what we achieved electorally in 2018 as we move toward 2020. Given Senatorial terms of six years, our task of destroying the GOP won’t end on a federal level until we’ve also trounced them in both the 2020 and 2022 election cycles.
Now I fully understand that some of you, as appalling as you find Trump and his monstrous ways, have had it with a Democratic Party in thrall to the banksters, the large corporations, and so on.
Some of you have vowed never again to vote Democratic.
I understand that and I understand your repulsion. I’ll do my best in future chapters to make the case for voting Democratic anyway, at least until the Republican Party is destroyed and its course of wrack and ruin is reversed and undone.
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