There’s a word for those who want an alliance with the Far Right: collaborators.— spencer sunshine (@transform6789) January 29, 2021
Chip Berlet call Rightist outreach to the Left a “suckerpunch.” The Right says we should join forces to defeat a common enemy (albeit by dropping concerns about racism, patriarchy, antisemitism, etc); in reality it will try to crush the Left at the first opportunity.— spencer sunshine (@transform6789) January 29, 2021
because at the end of the day, the supposedly “anti-system” Right will always have far more in common with the interests of the conservative elites than it will ever have with the Left.— spencer sunshine (@transform6789) January 29, 2021
Why focus on the real issues?
Why try to lower the political temperature and find common ground with populist voters on COVID relief, taxes, health care, infrastructure, student loan debt forgiveness and other super majority issues?
“WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven in ten (70%) U.S. adults say lowering health insurance premiums should be a high priority for President Joe Biden and his administration among key healthcare issues, followed closely by lowering drug costs (66%) and reducing the uninsured rate (63%). These results are based on a new study conducted by West Health and Gallup.
Democrats are more likely than Republicans to prioritize lowering health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs, but majorities of both groups agree these cost reduction goals are high priorities. In contrast, 90% of Democrats (and 60% of independents) but only 30% of Republicans regard reducing the uninsured rate as a high priority. These results come at a time when 26% of adults report there has been at least one time in the prior 12 months that someone in their household did not pursue care due to the cost, matching levels measured in early 2019. …”
Building a political consensus, forging coalitions and compromising with the Right on areas of shared agreement is nothing less than literal collaboration with the “far right” and “fascism.”
Note: If 65% of the public supports recurring $2,000 stimulus checks, the issue must have strong support among Independents and Republicans.