Don't Bother Crossing the Aisle
The first step is to end the denial. Open your eyes. See what is happening. Don’t allow yourself to be deluded by false nostalgia for a past period of cultural peace that existed only because, at that time, the Left was winning.
Glenn Youngkin should know better that to attempt to engage with Democrats in good faith. The Virginia governor made the mistake of attempting to reach out to a Democrat to commend her on a floor speech at the General Assembly, to find common ground. He mixed up two names, Locke and Lucas, apologized immediately upon learning of the mistake, and Senator Lucas still ran to social media days after their text exchange to smear him as a racist who thinks all black people look alike.
Ralph Northam admitted to dressing in blackface on multiple occasions, and had a picture of a Klansman in his yearbook, and the left stood behind him. Senator Lucas was a campaign surrogate for Joe Biden, who said Latinos were avoiding vaccination because they feared they would be deported, and claimed “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” among other remarks.
Senator Lucas doesn’t believe Glenn Youngkin is racist. She waited four days to drop this absurd accusation because she thought she could use it to pressure the administration to leave Democrat political appointees in place. And she was right.
The House ended up voting to reject 11 appointees from the board of education, state air pollution control board, state water control board, safety and health codes board and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. The hundreds of other appointees remained in place.
Stop apologizing, and stop believing Democrats care about anything other than their own political power.