I don’t want to keep fucking this chicken for too long, but Gillibrand really was smart to oppose all of Trump’s nominees. I’m sure Fred Hiatt doesn’t approve, but that’s the kind of the point.
We need to create a climate where Democratic toughness is incentivized. Politicians are calculating people by necessity. If they get a lot of positive attention by standing up to Trump, they’ll do that. If they get a lot of positive attention by acting very serious on the Charlie Rose show, they’ll do that instead.
Democrats in Congress should be competing to see who can be the most anti-Trump. So far, Kirsten Gillibrand seems to be winning. For that, I salute her.