Democrats, Now Is Not the Time to Divide Us

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum in Fargo March 11 during a press conference where he addressed the severity of the coronavirus. Chris Hagen / The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — Partisan activists must tread carefully during times of strife.

When some emergency is afoot, there is, for a while, limited public appetite for the usual bomb-throwing and mud-slinging.

The public expects leaders to focus on solutions.

It never lasts. Inevitably the partisans find a pretext to return to combat, and we all retreat from what we were trying to do together.

Here in North Dakota, the Democrats have found their pretext for the COVID-19 crisis.

They’re pitting renters against landlords.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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