We Are All Under Attack

Stacy Stevenson totally nailed it on Jonathan Capehart’s MSNBC Sunday Show yesterday when she said, “We are all under attack.”

Democrats have been outthought, outmaneuvered and outmuscled for the last 40 years as Republicans have methodically put the pieces in place to wage culture war in our country to allow fascism to get a foothold and eventually flourish.

And, consequently, now we are all under attack. People are under attack. The Republican long term plan is working well.

Women, people of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, poor people, older people, young people with educational debt, sick people, people who have immigrated here, progressive people, non-Christian people and freedom loving people that believe in democracy. They are all under attack.

People like election workers are under attack, and people that work in government at all levels. And, of course, teachers are under attack, as are our children who won’t be protected from lunatics with military grade killing machines capable of cutting bodies to pieces.

Would you believe even vegetarians get attacked?

That may not exactly be all of us, but of course if you’re not in that expansive and majority group, you don’t feel the attack.

Democratic institutions are under attack too. And our court system, the Rule of Law and our Constitution are all under attack. Human rights are under attack. Voting rights are under attack. Social programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are under attack. The environment is under attack. The independent free press is under attack. Facts and truth are under attack.

Even the freaking U.S. Postal Service is under attack. So are school boards.

Meanwhile, Democrats have stumbled for decades with ineffective and often just stupid messaging, while Republicans have consistently moved and mobilized their base to vote (and attack) with insidious, racist-tinged, fear-based messages to effect minority rule. They even attempted mob rule, and our election system and the U.S. Congress was under attack. Our Vice President was under attack, and would have been hanged had they had the opportunity.

And so, an angry and unhinged minority is now calling the shots at every level of power and influence, attacking and waging a culture war against the majority of Americans.

Democrats must take a page from their playbook right now and expose the precise reality of their strategy and tactics in the way that Ms. Stevenson so artfully and succinctly articulated yesterday.

This is the message for the midterms. It’s clear, it’s concise, and it’s convincing, because it so accurately describes our present situation as a populace.

WE ARE ALL UNDER ATTACK.

Democrats need to run with that.

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