Dems Trumped: Now Where Did We Leave that MESSAGE?
Dems can’t seem to locate their core message. They say they expect to have it by FALL!
We watched Hillary Clinton flounder around, searching for that elusive “what do I stand for” thing. In fact, there were like 84 core messages before her camp settled on the uber-lame “Stronger Together.”
That message failed miserably, as black people didn’t get the memo. But hey, no worries. The Dems’ new core message is being worked on.
NY House Dem Caucus Chairman Joe Crawley explains:
That message is being worked on. We’re doing everything we can to simplify it, but at the same time provide the meat behind it as well. So that’s coming together now.
And as the AP noted,
The admission from the No. 4 House Democrat — that his party lacks a clear, core message even amid Republican disarray — highlights the Democrats’ dilemma eight months after President Donald Trump and the GOP dominated last fall’s elections, in part, because Democrats lacked a consistent message.
Funny the Democrats just now recognize they don’t have a core message.
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I’m curious as to when was the last time the Democrats actually had a core message. And if it’s lost, then I suggest they look in the last place they put it.
If I were a Democrat I’d start looking in the year 2008. Their message was “Change we can believe in!”, and Obama was the messenger.
It seems America got the message, and in 2016 decided to implement “Change we can REALLY believe in!”
Thus, Democrats search high and low for their new message. Surely it’s out there. 1000+ lost offices to the Republicans, so there are quite a few rocks to look under.
The good news is, if President Trump is, in fact, such a lightning rod for universal hatred, finding their message should be a walk in the park for leftists. However, hatred of President Trump isn’t exactly a message. After all, Trump wants to “Make America Great Again.” It’s difficult to disagree with that message.
What about, “America First,” another Trump mantra? Nah…
Where does that leave the Dems? They are for illegal immigration. Despite “polling,” I don’t think the Dems want to run on the message of letting illegals take over the country.
They do have a fallback plan. Dems are for allowing massive numbers of Muslim
terrorists refugees into the country. Perhaps that’s their new message?
If neither of those work, they could retread the jalopy with “It’s the economy stupid!” Oh wait…President Trump has a thriving economy, so that might not work.
Looks like the Dems will have to rely on the old mainstays of racist Republicans and fear-mongering on everything.
The fact is Dems stand for one thing: hatred of sanity in the form of conservatives.
To be relevant, Dems must flip 24 GOP-held seats to take back the House. Rosie O’Donnell has a better chance at being a Victoria’s Secret model than that happening.
Consider what’s being asked of the Dems. All their people want is a message. Trump’s message is simple: “Make America Great Again.” And his secondary message is, “America First.” Both messages short and sweet. Common sense, mind you.
But the Democrats can’t think of anything. Apparently all the good messages are taken!
No wonder only 37% of adults think the Democratic Party “stands for something.”
Worse for Dems, 52% say that the party just “stands against Trump.” This poll doesn’t bode well for the Dems, particularly when you consider the REAL numbers are likely more dismal for Dems.
As we saw in 2016, just being anti-Trump isn’t nearly enough. Leftists want something, and they want something new.
Many Democrats outside Washington insist they must go beyond opposing Trump and his policies if they expect to make major gains in 2018 and beyond.
“Democrats would make a mistake if we thought pounding Trump and not having an authentic message of our own is a winning strategy,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The message of Democrats has to be about issues that matter to people at their kitchen table.”
In South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Democrats don’t have to retreat from their opposition to Trump, including talking about Russia, but they must tie it all together with a consistent theme that goes beyond day-to-day news cycles.
“It’s very simple,” he said. “We exist to help people go about their lives, to protect their rights and freedoms and opportunities.”
House Democrat Caucus Chairman Crowley said that voters “may have to wait a few more months before they hear national Democrats’ new message.” They’re sure to have it ready to roll by this fall.
Dems have one major problem.
Whatever they select has already been taken by Trump. It just doesn’t get any better than “America First.”