NO, NO, AND 1000 TIMES NO, JOE

Do NOT play wimp to the Bully Republicans

Joe, a Washington Post headline this morning shouts that you are ready to deal with the Republicans. You are ready to “compromise,” which means you are ready to make a half-assed effort at progress on both the environment and the economy. You’re ready to GIVE IN to bully McConnell, who has been acting as the real decision maker in this country for over two decades.

DON’T DO IT, JOE.

If the Republicans wish to let America’s infrastructure collapse because of their allegiance to the most greedy, LET IT.

And shout it from every podium, rooftop, and news source in the world, that you tried to help America, and save the environment, but the Republicans blocked you and put the very rich above the good of the country. Again.

You will lose much of my, and America’s, respect if you “deal” on this. This is very possibly our ONLY chance to get this country on the right track, both environmentally and economically, and if you give in to make deals like this, YOU ARE BLOWING IT.

The Republican party has made it clear that it is the party of white supremacy, and of allegiance to the richest Americans and the greediest corporations. They can no longer even begin to try making a case that they give the slightest damn about the average American.

LAY INTO THEM, JOE.

Stand strong. Make sure Nancy Pelosi does, too. Pass a REAL infrastructure and environment-saving plan, any way you have to do it. You can do this, and you can do it by leveraging your strength and communicating clearly with the very Americans whom the Republicans routinely sell out while claiming to care about them. Make absolutely and deafeningly clear to them that Democrats are trying to help them, while Republicans sell them down the river.

Moscow Mitch has repeatedly said he will block all Democratic legislation, just like he did with Obama. SHOW HIM THIS WORKS BOTH WAYS. Make him know that every single piece of legislation coming from Republicans is dead on arrival.

There is no middle ground on this Joe. There is only the right side, and the wrong side. When I and millions of Americans voted for you, we thought you were the right side. Now is not the time to equivocate, to give in, to surrender.

You can be Roosevelt, Churchill, Johnson. You cannot be a middle of the road, bad deal maker. You can’t be Charlie Brown. Start to compromise, and McConnell will walk all over you, all over America’s democracy, all over the environment, just like he’s been doing.

No, Joe. Don’t do it. The Republicans have been proving for years that good guys can’t win. Don’t let them keep doing it. If you want to be a nice guy, you have to be like the nice guys that took down Hitler.

Don’t wimp out, Joe. Don’t shrug, and give in. Raise hell, Joe. The Republicans want to keep controlling America in the name of the greediest and the white supremacists. They want a fight.

Make them wish they hadn’t asked for it.

Republicans want to force you to compromise for one reason: so that they can maintain the status quo, and Joe, we all know what that looks like.

Down and dirty, Joe. Trench warfare. Scorched earth. It’s the only way to win this. There is no participation trophy.

When the dust settles, when average Americans can breathe better, drink cleaner water, earn the income they deserve, afford a nice home, put their kids through school, and plan for a comfortable retirement, regardless of the color of their skin or their gender, then and only then can America prove the lie of today’s corrupt Republican party; only then can we drive a wooden stake through the heart of the vampire known as Trumpism. Only then can we start to truly dismantle white supremacy.

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