Yesterday, was a very special day in America. For the first time in the history of this great nation. The newly elected members of the 116th Congress looks like the beautiful mosaic that is America. Latinos, Whites, Blacks, Christian, Muslims, Native Americans, and members of the LGBTQ Community.
It was a moment for me. It was similar to Barack Obama becoming President. After the jubilation, a cloud of doubt and fear filled my head. Like many Black Americans, I worried he and the First Lady might be assassinated during the inauguration .
Yesterday, the cloud returned, after the brilliant Nancy Pelosi was elected as chair.
The Government is shut down. Our President has hunkered down. The opinion of Rush Limbaugh’s and Ann Coulter’s is more important than eight hundred thousand government employees who may not be able make their mortgage and car payments next month.
As a group, the Republicans are better at messaging. The Democrats have a history of self destructing. Within minutes, cracks started to appear as Brad Sherman representing parts of Los Angeles said HE intends to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against the President. Hours after being sworn in, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. says……..(see video)
by the time you read this. This video should be all over conservative media.
Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t trilled with the President. McConnell believed he had a solution to avoid the shutdown but the President abruptly changed his position (Coulter and Limbaugh ).
McConnell has doesn’t intend to present any new solutions to the president. In a hallway interview on Thursday, he said he didn’t see a break in the impasse between Trump and the Democrats. Not going to happen” And I want to get an outcome,” “That will be determined by the president and Senate Democrats.”
Unlike, Democrats the Republicans present more of a united front.
Speaker Pelosi faces several challenges with this new and diverse group. While the current polls favor the Democrats this will change if the Shutdown continues.
Most American do not fully understand what the shutdown means. What most Americans understand is Donald Trump wants a Wall and the Democrat’s refuse to give him one.
Pelosi and company must do more than criticize the President as he is the master of the squeaky wheel. Wall for Wall, the Democrats will lose. They must change their messaging. If I worked for Pelosi, or if I were a Democrat. My advice would be. Change the Democrats message to……Boarder security IS important to Democrats and we are very willing to work with the President. However, I (Pelosi) believe a non functioning government presents a greater risk to our country. AND we must take care of those eight hundred thousand Americans, who through no fault of their own may default on their debt.
The Majority of the Republicans do not support the President position on the wall. However on camera, they support him. The Democrats must present a united front (on camera) an area they struggle with.
The 2019 question: Can this new younger, diverse group of people present one public message? Details next year