For John, BLUF: In the end it is about guerilla warfare against President Trump, awaiting the Day of the Mueller Report. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Column: The Democrats' plans for 2019—and beyond
From The Washington Free Beacon, by Mr Matthew Continetti, 17 August 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family and sick leave. Voters didn't bite. So last month the Democrats came up with "For the People," which simplifies the platform to infrastructure spending, lowering health care costs, and draining the swamp. Again, crickets.In the end it is about banishing President Trump, and crippling him until that glorious day.
What to do? Party leadership has declared that it's every cis-het man for himself. "We trust our candidates to know their districts and the challenges facing their communities better than anyone," House campaign chair Ben Ray Luján tells the New York Times. Translation: If you are Conor Lamb, run as a gun-friendly champion of the working class. If you are Rashida Tlaib, feel free to announce that you would vote against aid for Israel and to call for bi-nationalism that would end the Jewish State. Texas Democrat Colin Allred, following Hillary Clinton, says everyone should be able to buy into Medicare. Maine Democrat Jared Golden, following Bernie Sanders, says, "We need to move towards a universal health care system, like Medicare-for-all."
As for President Trump, it reminds me of the pig wrestling caution. "Don't wrestle with a pig. You will get dirty and it will only make the pig happy."
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff