Reach Out Across The Aisle For What?!
Do not for a second forget or mistake who we are dealing with
There is more to being the bigger person here and this would not be doing the right thing.
The people that you are reaching out to are not worthy of this. Those people not only didn’t care to reach out across the aisle when they held power. They sought to suppress and marginalize the other side. They only wanted to delegitimize that side’s contributions and stake in this country. They balked at the diversity of women and or people of color across that aisle and they even questioned their identity and patriotism that the constitution afforded them.
No one is immune from the consequences for their actions.
Reaching out to the other side sends a reckless and dangerous message or precedent in narcissism to everyone as it only seeks to pacify unsubstantiated grievances or give credence to what could only be described as unremarkable irrationality. They are not to be treated as children, even though they act like undisciplined, uninformed and underdeveloped ones. I don’t need to remind you about the rallies and how they ridiculed those on the other side of them. They made up awful things about them and only sought to demonize. They attacked and threatened those on the other side of them over the most inane and senseless of reasons — racism. They never cared about the things that have and could continue to bring a nation together. They only cared about the things that would divide this nation.
Rewarding manipulative behavior, Who does that?
They cared about winning even though they reaped none of the spoils of doing so. What they cared more deeply about was our loss and how that made them feel good, even when that loss meant dismantling their healthcare, destroying democratic values, or exchanging allied diplomatic ties for adversarial alliances with despotic regimes. Thus, they knowingly took a loss to themselves in the process.
Meanwhile the people across that political aisle, and the people who they put them in power did nothing but watch the pandemic destroy and take lives. They did nothing but pander to vice and destroyed what little virtue left when they nominated Trump as their president, not our president — theirs. They stole from their poor and unaware constituents and gave to their rich ones who claim that they are the ones who create jobs for Americans. They rewarded them in the way of large tax breaks and other corruptive dealings that will reveal themselves in the coming months. They delayed much need stimulus for the pandemic and are threatening to lessen it during what could very well be the worst to come from covid-19 infections. What they got in return was a platform for them — and the world to see — to air out their racial grievances and disparage their fellow Americans who they offend and couldn’t possibly find reasons to agree with them on.
Trump supporters don’t want to heal the nation. They just want to fight.
Case in point. Even after winning they ruminate in anger and hate for their fellow Americans. Reaching out to people who are self-involved is pointless. They are caught up in this solipsistic universe of their own manifestation and doing. To treat them as if they were in this child-like state is a akin to making them believe that there are no consequences for their malevolent action and that some how they are justified for being callous and repugnant. We should not spoil them this way.
And this is the sort of petulance that should be rewarded with a reach across the aisle?!?!? A pat on the head or maybe even a lolly? A soothing its okay, we forgive you or we understand.
Nah. At the very least there should be a proper scolding and a proper reprimand for attempting to undermine democracy, and for failure to act with decency and for ignoring the truth.
That’s the problem with caring about what white/conservative/evangelical/supremacist/bigoted/republicans think and feel about everything affecting them. We should only be caring about what good decent and equitable Americans think and feel about us as one nation.