By: Zigmund Reichenbach |

Liberal Democrats are in big trouble. Their childish response to President-elect Donald Trump indicates a soon-to-be spiral into historical irrelevance, medicine a process hastened by calls to relentlessly mock the President-elect because “humor…is something to unite around as a symbol of resistance”.

But what exactly are liberals trying to resist?

Republican control of the House and Senate?

The Republican party’s dominant majority in state legislative chambers?

The most governorships held by Republicans since 1992?

If liberals were serious about “resistance” they’d give up the smarmy ridicule and focus on state and local politics. And while some may argue their demise is justified, order isn’t clear how their downfall can be seen as an immediate good.

A weakened Democratic party hurts American politics as a whole. In a two party system, diagnosis greater compromise is had – for the benefit of more Americans – when both parties are in opposition and without radical polarization.

Unfortunately, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to reasonably expect conservatives to cooperate with Democrats running on covert extremist agendas.

Presumptive DNC chair and current congressman Keith Ellison has reported ties to the Muslim brotherhood. Bernie Sanders, another popular icon in the Democratic party, supports middle class destroying redistributionist economics. And given the popularity of these two figures, it’s reasonable to think more figures in the Democratic party will shift even further left.

If and when that happens it’ll be almost impossible for Republicans and Democrats to get along.

On the other hand, widespread Republican control presents its own set of problems. First Republicans could become uncritical of allies who abuse power for political gain. Second too much control could result in the kind of lazy thinking that currently plagues the Democratic party. Lastly if Republicans fail to improve the economy a swing back to liberal extremism could be on the horizon.

In sum, whatever the solution to partisan politics may be, it’s certainly no laughing matter.


Zigmund Reichenbach is a contributor to He is a writer base out of Pennsylvania that is always pleased to chat on social media. Reach out at: or