Never Trump conservative Tim Miller has made the most of the dysTrumpian society that has been created around the Former Guy. With his “Not My Party” videos for The Bulwark, Miller makes it clear that he considers the Trumpublicans a threat to American democracy.
Miller supported Joe Biden in 2020 and sees the Democratic Party and Never Trumpers like himself as the last line of defense against Trump’s authoritarianism. Miller has been warning that if MAGA Republicans retake either or both branches of Congress in 2022, things will get even worse for the country, which is no hyperbole; the United States was on the brink of a full-on Constitutional crisis in the waning days of Trump’s lone term.
Tim Miller [Twitter profile pic]
As Miller sees it, all the infighting among Democrats over infrastructure bills isn’t doing the party any good going into the 2022 midterms. There is also the very real issue of Trump-endorsed MAGA candidates seeking to primary Republican incumbents seen by the Former Guy and his supporters as “America Last Republicans” (meaning: they voted for the second impeachment). Miller reiterates what most people have come to understand: the GOP is willing to scorch the Earth without a plan to rebuild, and Democrats need to combat that non-strategic strategy with a stronger show of spine and force.
If Dems can’t bring themselves to heed the words of @Timodc or @SykesCharlie, maybe they’ll listen to their very own @JamesCarville. (I can dream, can’t I?)
James Carville Tim Miller: Some Tough Love For the Dems -The Bulwark Podcast https://t.co/0eLgWK832v
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) October 8, 2021
In the new video, Miller says “the nihilist House Republicans, who are completely uninterested in actual governance, are unwilling to work with Democrats to get either of them passed.” Miller’s astutely observes the reliance on the MAGA bully mindset of tease now, work never. “They’d rather just laugh about owning the libs and let the Democrats act like monkeys humping a football, once again. This drama has ignited yet another left-wing slap-fight between the progressives and the moderates,” Miller says.
Interesting backstory on how our incredibly stupid times, buoyed by a fear-mongering National Review article & leftists forcing Kendi into some bill text, submarined a bipartisan effort to fund civics education. By super wunderkind @AnsleySkipper!! https://t.co/LrYlqQI3Cr
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) October 5, 2021
Democrats might want to honor former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “we go high” approach, but that doesn’t work when your opponent is willing to create a new low for humanity on the daily. Miller gets this, and offers Democrats some advice in a humorous video titled “Time for Democrats to Wake the Hell Up” chock full of ideas on how to actually hold on to the razor-thin majority they’ve been enjoying (my favorite: “if you’re a Democrat who actually wants solutions, there are only two options: (1) Adding more states. D.C. and Puerto Rico are both options, and they deserve representation. (2) Try to win in rural areas again. What a crazy idea, actually competing to win!”)
Watch the full video, below.