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    If this election turns out to be just between a self-proclaimed socialist and an undiagnosed sociopath, we will be in a terrible, terrible place as a country. How do we prevent that?

    That’s all I am thinking about right now. My short answer is that the Democrats have to do something extraordinary — forge a national unity ticket the likes of which they have never forged before. And that’s true even if Democrats nominate someone other than Bernie Sanders.

    What would this super ticket look like? Well, I suggest Sanders — and Michael Bloomberg, who seems to be his most viable long-term challenger — lay it out this way:

    “I want people to know that if I am the Democratic nominee these will be my cabinet choices — my team of rivals. I want Amy Klobuchar as my Vice President. Her decency, experience and moderation will be greatly appreciated across America and particularly in the Midwest. I want Mike Bloomberg (or Bernie Sanders) as my Secretary of the Treasury. Our plans for addressing income inequality are actually not that far apart, and if we can blend them together it will be great for the country and reassure markets. I want Joe Biden as my Secretary of State. No one in our party knows the world better or has more credibility with our allies than Joe. I will ask Elizabeth Warren to serve as Health and Human Services Secretary. No one could bring more energy and intellect to the task of expanding health care for more Americans than Senator Warren.

    “I want Kamala Harris for attorney general. She has the toughness and integrity needed to clean up the corrupt mess Donald Trump has created in our Justice Department. I would like Mayor Pete as Homeland Security Secretary; his intelligence and military background would make him a quick study in that job. I would like Tom Steyer to head a new cabinet position: Secretary of National Infrastructure. We’re going to rebuild America, not just build a wall on the border with Mexico. And I am asking Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark, to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Who would bring more passion to the task of revitalizing our inner cities than Cory?

    “I am asking Mitt Romney to be my Commerce Secretary. He is the best person to promote American business and technology abroad — and it is vital that the public understands that my government will be representing all Americans, including Republicans. I would like Andrew Yang to be Energy Secretary, overseeing our nuclear stockpile and renewable energy innovation. He’d be awesome.

    “I am asking Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to serve as our U.N. Ambassador. Can you imagine how our international standing would improve with youth worldwide with her representing next-gen America? And I want Senator Michael Bennet, the former superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, to be my Secretary of Education. No one understands education reform better than he does. Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna would be an ideal Secretary of Labor, balancing robots and workers to create “new collar” jobs.

    “Finally, I am asking William H. McRaven, the retired Navy admiral who commanded the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014 and oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, to be my Defense Secretary. Admiral McRaven, more than any other retired military officer, has had the courage and integrity to speak out against the way President Trump has politicized our intelligence agencies.


    Only last week, McRaven wrote an essay in The Washington Post decrying Trump’s firing of Joe Maguire as acting Director of National Intelligence — the nation’s top intelligence officer — for doing his job when he had an aide brief a bipartisan committee of Congress on Russia’s renewed efforts to tilt our election toward Trump.

    “Edmund Burke,” wrote McRaven, “the Irish statesman and philosopher, once said: ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’”

    If Bernie or Bloomberg or whoever emerges to head the Democratic ticket brings together such a team of rivals, I am confident it will defeat Trump in a landslide. But if progressives think they can win without the moderates — or the moderates without the progressives — they are crazy. And they’d be taking a huge risk with the future of the country by trying.

    And I mean a huge risk. Back in May 2018, the former House Speaker John Boehner declared: “There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.”

    It’s actually not napping anymore. It’s dead.

    And I will tell you the day it died. It was just last week, when Trump sacked Maguire for advancing the truth and replaced him with a loyalist, an incompetent political hack, Richard Grenell. Grenell is the widely disliked U.S. Ambassador to Germany, a post for which he is also unfit. Grenell is now purging the intelligence service of Trump critics. How are we going to get unvarnished, nonpolitical intelligence analysis when the message goes out that if your expert conclusions disagree with Trump’s wishes, you’re gone?

    I don’t accept, but can vaguely understand, Republicans’ rallying around Trump on impeachment. But when Republicans, the self-proclaimed national security party — folks like Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton — don’t lift a finger to stop Trump’s politicization of our first line of defense — the national intelligence directorate set up after 9/11 — then the Republican Party is not asleep. It’s dead and buried.

    And that is why a respected, nonpartisan military intelligence professional like Bill McRaven felt compelled to warn what happens when good people are silent in the face of evil. Our retired generals don’t go public like that very often. But he was practically screaming, “This is a four-alarm fire, a category 5 hurricane.” And the G.O.P. response? Silence.

    Veteran political analyst E.J. Dionne, in his valuable new book, Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country, got this exactly right: We have no responsible Republican Party anymore. It is a deformed Trump personality cult. If the country is going to be governed responsibly, that leadership can come only from Democrats and disaffected Republicans courageous enough to stand up to Trump. It is crucial, therefore, argues Dionne, that moderate and progressive Democrats find a way to build a governing coalition together.

    Neither can defeat the other. Neither can win without the other. Neither can govern without the other.

    If they don’t join together — if the Democrats opt for a circular firing squad — you can kiss the America you grew up in goodbye.

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    PostKyng on Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:31 pm

    I'm a bit unsure what I think of this, TBH. On the one hand, I do think some level of unity will be necessary, and I certainly agree with Klobuchar as a vice-presidential pick!

    On the other hand, I doing see how Sanders could pick Bloomberg (or vice versa) for Secretary of the Treasury. They're so diametrically opposed in background, philosophy and ideology that neither of them could pick the other without looking like a major hypocrite.

    Still, I suspect that some variant of the main idea will need to happen.
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    PostThe Last Outlaw on Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:33 pm

    @Kyng wrote:I'm a bit unsure what I think of this, TBH. On the one hand, I do think some level of unity will be necessary, and I certainly agree with Klobuchar as a vice-presidential pick!

    On the other hand, I doing see how Sanders could pick Bloomberg (or vice versa) for Secretary of the Treasury. They're so diametrically opposed in background, philosophy and ideology that neither of them could pick the other without looking like a major hypocrite.

    Still, I suspect that some variant of the main idea will need to happen.

    I can see these two working together. Bloomberg and Sanders working on the economy (one way or the other). And as for the rest of it, I'm all for it!

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