Just recently, I read an article in the Boston Globe written by a progressive named Micheal A. Cohen titled: 'I don’t want Trump to succeed. I want him to fail spectacularly'. In it, he complained that Democratic policies such as ObamaCare may just go away. Further on, he states: "What gives me fleeting hope is the knowledge that millions of Americans — a majority even — feel as I do."
What makes his little opinion piece so laughable is the fact that the true spectacular failure for his party was Barack Obama. Since taking over the White House, along with a Democratic majority in both Houses of Congress, he has overseen the literal decimation of his party's control of the country. Now, the Republicans are in the catbird seat with control of both the Senate, the House of Representatives as well as the presidency. In addition, since President Obama has been in office, the Democrats lost 35 state legislatures and 900 state legislative seats. They also lost a net 14 governorships. The Republican party, for the first time since 1920, has dominant control of the ruling classes. If that isn't a spectacular fail in only 8 years, I don't know what is.
Now, back to Mr. Cohen. If a "majority" of Americans feel as you do, ask yourself why your party lies in tatters. It is this very attitude that has turned the Democratic Party into a political desert. For almost 8 years, we have had a President who found it too bothersome to work with the Republicans; instead using his "pen" to set the Constitution and true legislative action aside. Now, with the possibility that non-legislative actions may be reversed with the stroke of a Trump pen, you view this as some type of failure. I, for one, don't think so. Nor do I believe that you somehow spoke for millions of Americans when you wrote: "They are angry. They are scared for the future. They are holding their
children just a little tighter and perhaps looking over their shoulders
in ways they hadn’t done before. Like me, these Americans want Trump to
Enough with the stupid melodrama!
And, what if Trump doesn't fail? More shed blood for the Democrat Party? Maybe that's why they're "holding their children just a little tighter and perhaps looking over their shoulders
in ways they hadn’t done before." Instead of wishing Donald Trump failure, you, Mr Cohen, should be searching for the answers as to why your Democrats failed so miserably that you even have to worry about a Trump presidency in the first place.
I don’t want Trump to succeed. I want him to fail spectacularly: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/11/15/don-want-trump-succeed-want-him-fail-spectacularly/Xa0rVn5yjwUp1kjjRMqi6L/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore_Pos2
Obama Leaves Democratic Party in Shambles: https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/obama-leaves-democratic-party-in-shambles/
Obama's Legacy: The Total Destruction Of The Democratic Party: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/11/11/obamas-legacy-the-total-destruction-of-the-democratic-party-n2244680