It is fitting this Thermidor that we open with a quote from Napoleon Bonaparte. "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
This fits in with what we've seen recently:
The quoted text comes from AOC's Chief of Staff, and the reply seems to come directly from Hakeem Jeffries, chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
There's certainly a point to be made that House leadership has been quick to denigrate The Squad, young women of color who are on the left wing of the party, especially compared to the amount of "trouble" they cause compared to the Problem Solvers Caucus or the Blue Dogs, who gave Democratic leadership a stinging defeat on an immigration bill recently, forcing Pelosi into a Paul Ryan-esque humiliation where she had to pass a border security bill with mostly Republican votes. It's also worth mentioning tension between the Congressional Black Caucus and the Justice Democrats, representing the establishment and anti-establishment side among Democrats of color. It's a complex play of political power and race and privilege, just the kind of thing to get everyone mad and pointing fingers and assuming the worst about everyone else's intentions.
Yes, readers, it was the old classic "Dems in Disarray!" and it was playing on all the stations. Up until one sunny summer morning, when the fire brigade arrived to stop the self-immolation:
Since then, a number of Republicans have sunk to new lows of spinelessness, while some showed a modicum of spine. For Democrats, meanwhile, it was a rallying cry. In just the last few hours, Pelosi called Trump a racist on the house floor, forcing an obscure rules fight, and then the party passed a resolution condemning his statements.
Where we come from, and our families, is a matter of importance. It gives us context for the world around us, informs us on our values and makes us the people we are today. But it's the challenges that stand before us that are of paramount importance. There is nothing to be gained by going back and fixing "where you came from," because what's past is past. We, or our ancestors, cannot reclaim the lands and the times and the chances we had. That way lies the misguided direction of a red-capped horde seeking to reclaim something that existed only in their imaginations. Trapped in the past, they support a man determined to destroy our collective future. The next decade will be crucial for all of us (and not just in this country), and if we're going to find salvation, it's by going forward together into an uncertain tomorrow.
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Where we came from:
US PoliEra 2019 |OT5| She's got a plan for that, now sashay away
US PoliEra 2019 |OT4| Folded like a DOG
US PoliEra 2019 |OT3| YOU WERE AT MY WEDDING, DENISE
US PoliEra 2019 |OT2| #President Pelosi
US PoliERA 2019 |OT1| You down wit' NDP? (Yeah you know me!) Who's down wit' AOC? (This whole party!)
US PoliERA 2018 |OT13| And now the fun starts
US PoliERA 2018 |OT12| The Moscow Project
US PoliERA 2018 |OT11| The Hunt for Blue November
US PoliERA 2018 |OT10| McConnell is "mule piss"
US PoliERA 2018 |OT9| Next week has been EXHAUSTING
US PoliERA 2018 |OT8| Democrats projected to gain F5 seats
US PoliERA 2018 |OT7| Tell Me The Bad Things That Happened Since I Fell Asleep
US PoliERA 2018 |OT6| An Unmitigated Disaster
US PoliERA 2018 |OT5| A Total Goat Rodeo
US PoliERA 2018 |OT4| Sweetheart, this is Watergate, goodbye!
US PoliERA 2018 |OT3| In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Ryan
US PoliEra 2018 |OT2| Flip, Flip, Flip-a-Gatesia
US PoliEra 2018 |OT| Welcome to the Resistance, the only funded organization in D.C.
US PoliEra 2017 |OT3| This thread was created with a one vote margin
US PoliEra 2017 |OT2| Tinkle Traitor Soldier Spy
US PoliEra 2017 |OT| At least Rand Paul had a lawn to cushion the blow
Beyond this lies the beforetimes.
The thread title you didn't get: