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What Democrats Need to Do – David Brock

In a recent New York Times article, David Brock share some ideas worthy of consideration.

Trump disembarks in a storm

To begin with Brock apologizes for not understanding the level of threat Trump is to democracy itself. Then he explores what we must do to put our democracy back on the right track.

Fundamentally, we must not entertain the thought that having been defeated Trump is no longer a danger. He remains a clear and very present danger that needs to be acknowledged and crushed if civil democracy is to survive.

Trump has been underestimated before. We must not underestimate the steps required to counter his movement today. Our efforts have to be much larger than just debates in the halls of Congress.

Here are Brock’s words:

Where possible, Democrats should sponsor plebiscites to overturn anti-democratic laws passed by Republicans in states. They should underwrite super PACs to protect incumbent election officials being challenged by Trump loyalists, even if it means supporting reasonable Republicans. Donations should flow into key governor and secretary of state races, positions critical to election certification.

The good news is that liberals do not have to copy what the right is doing with its media apparatus — the font of falsehoods about voter fraud and a stolen election — to win over voters. Democrats can leapfrog the right with significant investments in streaming video, podcasting, newsletters and innovative content producers on growing platforms like TikTok, whose audiences dwarf those of cable news networks like Fox News.

Issues like racial justice, the environment and immigration are already resonating online with audiences Democrats need to win over, such as young people, women and people of color. Democratic donors have long overlooked efforts to fund the media, but with so much of our politics playing out on that battlefield, they can no longer afford to.

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