Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apparently isn’t afraid of showing his far-left bias, as on Thursday, he promoted an article that argued the nation should be more like California, ignore calls for bipartisanship, and banish Republicans from political power:
Great read https://t.co/O2djSQf8Qv
“Great read,” Dorsey said of the article, which argues that conservatives “deserve” to be cast into the “political wilderness.”
The authors, which included Center for American Progress fellow Ruy Teixeira, argued that Republicans alienated several American demographics and disadvantaged themselves by passing tax reform before the 2018 midterm elections.
“Perfect,” they remarked before calling for the party’s demise:
America finally needs to take the Republican Party down for a generation or two. Not just the presidency. Not just clear out the U.S. House. Not just tip back the Senate. But fundamentally beat the Republicans on all levels at once, including clearing out governorships and statehouses across the land.
The article didn’t spare President Donald Trump, either, but referred to him as “literally the incarnation of what the party stands for: shaping laws for the good of billionaires and the 1 percent.”
Trump, they said, was “becoming increasingly conservative and outrageous by the day,” something they seemed to applaud as a way to bring about the party’s end.
That end would come after a “civil war” in which compromise is impossible and shouldn’t be sought with the other side.
“America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win,” they said.
“This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.”
Instead, the authors argued, Democrats should seek a “one-party rule” and quash Republicans like California Democrats did in the early 2000s:
In the early 2000s, California faced a similar situation to the one America faces today. Its state politics were severely polarized, and state government was largely paralyzed. The Republican Party was trapped in the brain-dead orthodoxies of an ideology stuck in the past. The party was controlled by zealous activists and corrupt special interests who refused to face up to the reality of the new century. It was a party that refused to work with the Democrats in good faith or compromise in any way.
They looked forward to the 2018 midterms as “the final battle” in which Democrats could dominate Republicans.
“Make no mistake: A reckoning with not just Trump, but conservatism, is coming,” they said.