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Political genius or another social media outburst? Depends on who is being asked. Trump supporters speak to underlying political motives. Opponents decry Twitter instability. 

The tweet targeting “the squad” was not a strategic political ploy, rather an angry outburst not well thought out before pressing send. One better left unsent. 

Considering “the squad” had their attention on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats they perceive as obstacles, the political play would be to allow the self cannibalization continue. 

The reason President Trump and many Americans across the nation do not support these progressive group is not rooted in their race, gender, or demographics. 

The disagreement comes directly from the political agenda, dangerous and oppressive policy mindset, and clear naivety packaged with underserved arrogance. 

There is a saying that it is better to be thought dumb, then to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. These Democratic progressive freshmen are perfect examples. 

In a sense, they are an ideological counter to Trump’s behaviors. In Trump, many people can agree that his policies are effective. His behaviors are where the trouble resides. 

In these four, the trouble is in their policy positions as well as their behaviors. Behaviors they seek to excuse by hiding behind their race, gender, religion, and fabricated hate. 

While it might be too far to prescribe that these individuals hate America, their views and ideals are not rooted in the cultures of free society, but oppressive regimes of the past. 

President Trump does not serve himself well by tweeting attacks directed at his opponents, but needs to focus on stemming their ideology and misguided view of America. 

At some point, our political debates need to stop being exchanges of personal attacks, but one of substantive evaluations of policy ideals and desired outcomes. 

Americans across the political spectrum need to focus more on championing political principles rather than championing individual political candidates. Many are loyal regardless of actual results. 

Americans universally want to live in a nation that affords freedom, opportunity, security, fairness, and self-determination for all regardless of demographic or geographic past. 

This is not a partisan view, but one derived from the commonalities across stated ideals. Americans, regardless of party affiliation, share more in common than differ. 

The only way to achieve our shared ideals is to carefully choose who earns our votes. Voters should not only hold their opponents accountable, but also the ones they support as well. 

Political victories are not found at the end of the tally of ballots on Election Day, but in the economic, social, and diplomatic condition our nation and individuals find themselves after the policies are enacted. 

Time to start making our politicians behave more appropriate again.