In a sign of the vigor of the party’s distaste for the president, outgoing party Chair John Burton, a longtime Democratic lawmaker and powerbroker known for his blunt and profane manner, extended two middle fingers in the air as the crowd cheered and joined him.
“F— Donald Trump,” he said.
California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte said Democrats are focused on Trump to avoid talking about their own policies, including a recent decision to raise gas taxes and vehicle fees to pay for road improvements.
Coarse, uncivil, and showing no intention of respecting people with different views — such as the half of the population that voted for Trump. The message they send is very much “our way or the highway”, or “submit!”. Political compromise is being thrown out; this is an extreme negotiating position that can only lead to trouble. Be interesting to see how far this trend travels in the next few years.