TPM Reader CG says action is the ideology …
That post crystallizes a point along the lines of your “bitch slap”/”dominance” theory: that the action is the ideology. (A hat tip to Marshall McLuhan.)
This is a persistent issue for Democrats. Why it is, may be a complex analysis; that it is, is conspicuous and certain.
Here, inspired by that concept, the questions for House Democrats are: “You appear to be f—ing around. Are you actually f—ing around? And are you content with looking like you are f—ing around? If the answer to either question, or both, is ‘No,’ then you need to stop settling for the status quo.”
Because whether voters say so explicitly or not, the action is the ideology, and when confronted with the Trump Administration’s disregard for the law, Democrats should neither be f—ing around, nor should they look like they are f—ing around.