In today’s Washington Post, E.J. Dionne writes a column titled “Does the Blue Wave Start in Jersey?” In that column, he quotes the Democratic challenger for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district, Tom Malinowski. Whether or not the Blue Wave spreads nationally from Jersey, I think this Malinowski quote should be picked up by Democrats all over America.
“We’re now the party of fiscal responsibility in America. We didn’t just add $2 trillion to the national debt for that tax cut that Warren Buffett didn’t want,” he tells me. “We’re the party of law enforcement in America; we don’t vilify the Federal Bureau of Investigation every single day. We’re the party of family values. We don’t . . . take kids from their parents at the border. We’re the party of patriotism in America that wants to defend this country against our foreign adversaries.”
Exposing the extraordinary hypocrisy of today’s Republican Party can be a powerful magnifier of the Blue Wave.