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Thursday, January 26, 2017

I'll Believe It When I See It

Politico has some details about the Democrats' plans, including about that meeting David Brock pulled together last week in Florida. According to them, the Democrats are planning a "no quarter" strategy for Trump:

According to interviews with roughly two dozen party leaders and elected officeholders, the internal debate over whether to take the conciliatory path — to pursue a high-road approach as a contrast to Trump’s deeply polarizing and norm-violating style — is largely settled, cemented in place by a transition and first week in office that has confirmed the left’s worst fears about Trump’s temperament.
“They were entitled to a grace period, but it was midnight the night of the inauguration to 8 o'clock the next morning, when the administration sent out people to lie about numerous significant things. And the damage to the credibility of the presidency has already been profound,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. “They were entitled to a grace period and they blew it. It’s been worse than I could have imagined, the first few days."

Does anybody feel like they've been seeing anything resembling such a strategy? It seems like all of Trump's nominees are going to float through, and I haven't heard much in the way of discussion of viable plans.

Brock’s Florida conference outlined some of the philosophical fault lines. In one closed-door session, Chicago mayor and former Barack Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel advocated a measured approach to Trump opposition, one in which Democrats choose only specific fights with a tight game plan. Sitting opposite Emanuel, former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain shared his rules for a “100 Day Fight Club” — a battle royal he advocated to mark Trump’s opening stretch, according to people in the room.

We'll see what happens, but I've liked a lot Klain has had to say since the election, and my advice to the Dems is to never listen to anything Rahm Emanuel has to say. Why is he still even allowed in the room?

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