The prevailing narrative is that if Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his partisan Senate allies don’t get their way — or Kamala Harris’s, judging by her recent media missives aimed at wavering Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) – the Democrats will vote for their plan anyway, without ANY Republican support. None.
Do that, and all the president’s bravado about bipartisanship becomes self-serving blather. Declare that, and you declare there’s no room at the table for non-believers and non-conformists. Dish that, and all the bluster about achieving big things to overcome big challenges gives way to a realization nothing has changed but the name on the White House door.
Compromise, Mr. President, because the American public will rally to the cause. Listen and learn, Mr. President, and rediscover how great ideas don’t bear a political color but an American one.
It’s time for freedom to flourish again, breath again, inspire again, where the right to think, discuss and debate can be undertaken without dissing, demonizing and diminishing.