Democrats Should Tell Voters Which “People” They Are “For”
Democrats in the House are getting ready to roll out their new campaign slogan for the midterm elections, and it is only slightly better than their old one. Having watched “A Better Deal” fall flat with the voters, the Democrats are now going with “For the People,” a slogan that will be familiar to Floridians who have been subjected to Morgan & Morgan Law Firm commercials for the past two decades. But while the Democrats don’t have personal injury protection on their fall agenda, they are hoping to woo voters with a messaging platform that consists of something more substantial than blind outrage against President Trump.
“We have 110 days from right now until Election Day and we will be spending the month of August in our home districts and we wanted to make sure we are singing from the same song sheet on the three top issues,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) told Politico.
Those issues will be the cost of prescription drugs/healthcare, pushing up American wages through infrastructure investment, and putting a spotlight on Republican corruption.
Other than the last one, which consumes most of the daily outrage machine coming out of the Democratic Party, does any of this ring even the least bit familiar to voters? Wasn’t it Democrats who rejected the repeal and replacement of Obamacare? Wasn’t it Democrats who refused to join hands with President Trump when the time came to look at infrastructure? Hell, aren’t they the ones standing in the way of one of the biggest and most important infrastructure projects we could possibly tackle – the Wall?
Well, just saying. This may be their focus for the fall, but it seems mightily detached from what they’ve been saying and doing for the last year and a half.
Notably absent from their list of supposed priorities: Passing a DACA bill that would provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants; abolishing ICE so that there is no longer any deportation of illegal immigrants; protecting sanctuary cities that put the interests of illegal immigrants over those of American citizens; fighting to make sure Muslims from every terrorist-ridden country on the planet can vacation in Hawaii whenever they choose; defending the “spark of life” inside every MS-13 gangster; putting men-dressed-as-women in a bathroom near you; and covering up the illegal activities of the law enforcement/intelligence community under President Obama.
Like really, prescription drugs?
Democrats may get the American people to buy into that, but if they want to sell their new campaign slogan, they might consider clarifying which people it is that they’re talking about.