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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:33 PM

37. IMHO this was Obama's biggest blind spot....

 

I really do (want to) believe that he was just naive about how bad it had gotten, and (and the whole party's) ability to overcome it. And since one of his main jobs is to set the tone for the rest of the party, he set the tone that turning the other cheek on this stuff was the way to go. I respected so much his ability to just float above it all and not let the hatred and anger and racism fluster him. But I think too many others took their cues from that and rather than rabidly defending and pushing back they just thought(as he seemed to) that there was still good out there in the media and the Republican party.

There wasn't.

There isn't.

Going high when they go low as an overarching Democratic party method didn't work.

We need people that can and will go unapologetically low when they are attacked by low. Not lie. Not smear. Just fight fire with fire instead of turning the other cheek politically.

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