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For many Americans, President Trump’s actions; the things his administration has accomplished, are worthy of reelection. But it’s his tone, his Twitter feed, his words, that leave much to be desired. It isn’t presidential and it makes one long for a more dignified period in American politics.
The Democratic Party can’t run easily against President Trump’s record, the economy is too good, his peace through strength foreign policy is proving remarkably effective. And so, if they want to convince Americans to hop ship, in my estimation, they have to prove to voters that they can be the adults in the room and bring decorum back to politics.
Which is what made this move from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi so dumbfounding last night during the State of the Union:
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 5, 2020
What is accomplished by this? Theoretically, it’s red meat for the progressive Trump-hating base, though I’ve seen few progressives really thrilled by her actions. So we’re just left with the fact that the level of pettiness between Trump and his opponents is even:
There’s just this amazing cognitive dissonance where Trump can be as outrageous as he wants, but when Pelosi rips up a speech, half of the pundits and commentators on my TL who bask in Trump’s antics scream about decorum. Oh, NOW you don’t like spectacle? Are you not entertained?
— Brooke Rogers 🌻 (@bkerogers) February 5, 2020
And that’s fine, but all things being equal on childishness, why would voters choose a Democratic nominee over a President with a successful first term?