Traditionally the Republican Party was seen as the party of the wealthy while the Democrats were made up of regular people. This makes it very ironic that the one presidential candidate who spoke to and for those people was billionaire Republican Donald Trump. You would think that losing the presidential election and see the lowest Democratic representation in Congress since the 1920’s would wake up the Democrats.
Instead, they seem more out of touch than ever. The core of the party is a self-appointed elite that listens to nobody but themselves. They seem more interested in venting their hatred of President Trump than mending fences with their disaffected constituents. There is much in the tax reduction package that they don’t like yet not a single Democrat tried to work with the GOP to improve the bill. Nancy Pelosi said it was Armageddon. They didn’t seem to care that those regular people that once voted for them are getting tax cuts.
They have manufactured a crisis with the supposed imminent firing of Robert Mueller. Some, including Eric Holder, urged people to take to the streets if that happens. While they have urged that demonstrations be peaceful but we all know some would turn violent. How does that help their cause?
They have threatened to shut down the government over the handling of illegal immigrants brought here by their parents when they were children. I agree something needs to be worked out but question the political wisdom of potentially antagonizing millions of voters to protect a group that cannot cast a single vote.
Some Democrats see the need for change but most seem to want to double down on the strategy that got them into this mess.