This article confirms what I’ve thought for a couple of weeks. It verifies with quotes from Democratic politicians that Democrats are waging a scorched earth campaign.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told Politico that “They were entitled to a grace period, but it was midnight the night of the inauguration to 8 o’clock the next morning, when the administration sent out people to lie about numerous significant things. And the damage to the credibility of the presidency has already been profound. They were entitled to a grace period and they blew it. It’s been worse than I could have imagined, the first few days.”
According to the article, “In legislative proposals, campaign promises, donor pitches and even in some Senate hearings, Democrats have opted for a hard-line, give-no-quarter posture, a reflection of a seething party base that will have it no other way.”
This isn’t surprising. Democrats have been displaying their anger over losing the election since the day after the election. They’d felt certain that Mrs. Clinton would win handily. To lose by a fairly wide margin stunned them.
The other contributing factor to the Democrats’ scorched earth campaign is the fact that that’s what they specialize in. That’s who they are. They’re all-but-officially the over-the-top party:
At a forum this week for candidates running to be the next DNC chair, the very idea that the party should try to work with the new president was dismissed as absurd. That’s a question that’s absolutely ridiculous,” said New Hampshire party Chairman Raymond Buckley, when asked whether the Democratic Party should try to work with Trump where it can find opportunities.
Television commentator Jehmu Greene offered: “If you saw the millions of people who marched in the streets this weekend and participated in it, they are looking to the Democratic Party. We have an opportunity as a party to be that place of resistance. So we have to form a solid resistance as a party. And no, it is not about working with Donald Trump.”
What’s ridiculous is the notion that a formerly major political party refuses to put their big boy britches on and act like adults instead of acting like spoiled brats.