Democratic Party Disdain For Performative Politics Is Harmful

As I noted weeks ago, Democratic Senator and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer isn’t very good at his job. Having supposedly negotiated a deal with Republicans to prevent judicial nomination hearings while the Senate is out of session, Republicans are… holding said hearings. Imagine if Schumer had decided to ‘pull a McConnell’ and go scorched earth. There are all sorts of procedural maneuvers he could had done to slow down nominations–and the members who need to go home and campaign still could have done so (I’m sure a fair number of the presidential hopefuls would have been more than happy to grandstand). Instead, he negotiated a crappy deal–that Republicans were never going to honor.

I have no idea if this would have stopped some, or even any, nominations. But if Republicans had made any mistakes, the Democrats might have put Republicans in a position where some nominations might be dropped for lack of time. In the worst case scenario, Democrats would have had repeated opportunities to contrast the two parties, were Republicans to complain. Senate Democrats could have busted out rhetoric like “we’re protecting your religious freedom, your health, your income.” Yes, this is ‘performative politics’, but performative politics are an essential part of politics. They make clear what it is you stand for (or at least what you would like people to believe you stand for…). Yet Democrats seem to think this is beneath them.

And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.

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One Response to Democratic Party Disdain For Performative Politics Is Harmful

  1. Net Denizen says:

    An old internet friend blocked me on social media for pointing out that Chuck Schumer is not going to save the Republic from the descent into fascism, and also that voting Democrat is no longer a luxury because Democrats have allowed the fascism to creep in faster with these moves. The first 15 that Schumer fast tracked, he said it was no big deal because they were going to get confirmed anyway, and we don’t know what kind of deal Schumer negotiated. (Spoiler alert: it was still shitty) I’m not interested in WHY Schumer feels the need to do this, I just want him to stop selling us out for broken promises.

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