|E-mailed one of my Senators, about to e-mail another.
||[Nov. 12th, 2016|12:55 pm]
I'm asking them to please, please, please, show our President-elect all of the respect and good will that has been given to President Obama, and urging her to hold to the example the Republicans showed when faced with an incoming President not of their party. |
Seriously. Though, obviously, I pointed out what that level of respect and good will has been.
Everyone wants to hear the nation will come together after the election. But the last two Democratic Presidents were hounded their entire times in office. And each time, after a bitter fight, when the Republicans won, they immediately talked about how we all have to come forward together, and work for the good of the nation.
When the Democrats won, the Republicans talked about opposing everything. Let's not forget Rush Limbaugh's famous summation of President Obama: "I hope he fails".
So, now we have a political party praising bipartisan comity - but only when they have power. And explicitly opposing it when they don't.
This is not acceptable behavior, and noticing it, and calling it out, is not the problem. The problem is *doing* it. And we have to demand they stop.
They won't stop when there's no cost. Why should they?