A Lost Opportunity

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I also think that Democrats could achieve a lot with Trump in office if they bothered to try.

Trump likes to be liked. He craves approval. Plus, he’s surprisingly flexible given his age and way of life. He easily jettisons decades of Republican orthodoxy because it’s meaningless to him. Which is a great thing because the orthodoxy he rejects is truly unusable today. It shouldn’t be too hard to play on his desire to make a mark as a great uniter of across-the-aisle interests.

There are things we want that he wants. It wouldn’t be very hard to get him to cooperate. And we’ve seen how warmly the general public greeted Trump’s State of the Union when he was nicer than ever to the Democrats. I don’t think that the general public loves the divisiveness and the constant outrage. A small minority does but I don’t see it outside of…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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