Author Tim Wise argued that Democrats are “bringing spreadsheets to a gunfight” with Republicans and President Donald Trump.
Wise, who was instrumental in thwarting former KKK leader David Duke, wrote last week that Trump’s opponents should not ignore his racism.
“Trumpism did not gain steam based on policy,” Wise explained to MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Sunday. “People who voted for Donald Trump didn’t sit down and compare policy positions and 10-point plans. They were responding to the rage that Donald Trump was tapping into. He hates who they hate and that is why they’ve stuck with him — I’m talking about the hardcore base.”
“So, you’re not going to win an election against an emotional movement by just talking about your wonderful plan for this or for that,” he continued. “Not that we don’t need good plans, but I think the entire campaign of any Democrats needs to be focused on the existential threat that Trumpism poses to the America we care about and the values that we believe in.”
Wise said that Democrats should point out that bigotry “doesn’t solve our problems.”
“That’s going to have to be the message that unifies people,” he said. “Not just simply having really good plans. The Democrats… are bringing spreadsheets to gun fight. Right? They are bringing debate evidence to a gun fight rather than understanding this is about values, the values we care about as a country as opposed to the values that Trumpism represents.”
Watch the entire interview below from MSNBC.
Trump illiteracy goes viral after he calls Pam Bondi ‘a great womem’: ‘He can’t admit he’s wrong to autocorrect’
President Donald Trump was mocked by Twitter users on Sunday after mistakenly referred to Pam Bondi as a "great womem."
In a Sunday morning tweet, Trump attempted to praise Bondi, who has taken a job at the White House to help with impeachment messaging.
meaning of the typo?
"womem"EMElon Musk?? pic.twitter.com/PGVSEeXQzm
— TheGreatAwakening (@TheGreatAwake17) November 17, 2019
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After Hillary Clinton lost to a talking yam with criminal tendencies in 2016, a number of people got antsy about the idea that the country was really ready yet to embrace women in politics. But a huge number of Democratic women rejected that narrative and instead decided that the solution was for more women to run for office. The result? A record-setting number of women elected to Congress and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
This artivcle first appeared in Salon.
Pence adviser says that Trump’s phone call to Ukrainian president was ‘unusual and inappropriate’
Jennifer Williams, a Special Adviser on Europe and Russia issues for Vice President Mike Pence's foreign policy team, told congressional investigators that she viewed President Donald Trump's July 25th phone call to Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky as "unusual and inappropriate." Williams had listened in on the phone call while it was happening, and a whistleblower revealing the controversial contents of that call prompted the current impeachment inquiry into Trump.
This article first appeared in Salon.