The slogan, “Strengthen the Left and Defeat Trump and the Right” may sound militant and appealing, but it’s strategically flawed.and should be benched. At the core of any strategic approach of the left (and other democratic actors for that matter) should be the following political imperative: Unite and mobilize the diverse currents that make up the broad democratic, anti-Trump coalition and the Democratic Party in a common struggle to decisively Trump and the Republican right in next year’s election. The failure to mention, let along highlight, this overarching task is a mistake and ends up narrowing the left’s role at this moment.