Democrats Should Stop Talking About Bipartisanship and Start Fighting
- Graham Vyse for New Republic December 15th, 2016
- Source: https://newrepublic.com/article/139353/democrats-stop-talking-bipartisanship-start-fighting
If the first soul-searching debate for Democrats following Donald Trump's election last month was how to remake their party, the second-and even more immediate-was how to approach the new president.
There are innumerable reasons for Democrats to adopt the exact same strategy congressional Republicans took on day one of Barack Obama's presidency, denying him any bipartisan support for signature initiatives. Trump is far less popular than Obama was in late 2008, so an opposition strategy based on refusal and obstruction wouldn't carry much political risk.