If you asked me how a Democrat majority leadership in 2019 might want to improve and reform immigration…I couldn’t tell you.
Nor could I tell you how they might champion revisions to NSA’s surveillance upon private citizens.
Nor could I tell you if they would truly champion something resembling universal health care, or if the ACA would remain essentially unchanged.
Nor could I verbalize how they might improve the nation’s infrastructure, if elected, and through what mechanisms they would most likely wish to raise the necessary funding.
Nor could I verbalize how they might reassure and strengthen the hearts of a fearful populace who see their once-stable, dependable jobs disappear at the hands of globalization and automation.
It’s not enough to just be “against” a president who regularly insults our allies and foes on the world stage, who has uttered racist diatribes so offensive that they cannot be repeated on-air, who has exhibited unstable and incoherent policy directives. It’s not enough to just be “against” the blatant greed of the recent tax overhaul, arbitrary reductions in Medicare’s scope, and continual attacks on a deeply broken, flawed, but still viable health care mechanism, which the majority party has pushed through.
With all the world watching, and yearing, groaning, increasing daily, for a fresh wind to blow through our country’s governance…they want to know: what would the alternative be *for*?
Where is the alternative leadership to the current atrocious incompetence and nepotism? What message will be given to those who reluctantly voted for a con man? In such a moment as this, where a message of grace, of value of the foreigner and the stranger among us should be easiest to embrace and promote?
It’s not enough to vote these morally compromised policymakers out. What vision shall take their place?