Democrats seem to be doubling down on their failed strategy of last year. Rather than coming up with a positive message, their entire focus is on demonizing President Trump and the Republicans. Instead of courting blue collar workers, many want to move farther to the left. Going all in for thirty-year old unknown Georgian shows the ridiculous tactics they are using. The midterm election campaign is not that far away. They have to defend ten Senate seats in states where Trump won.
Sounds pretty gloomy, doesn’t it? Since they are showing few signs of developing a better strategy, they need a white knight to come to their rescue. They have been sitting back waiting for Donald Trump to play that role but we are getting used to his self-inflected wounds. Instead, it looks like they are getting over thirty white knights. Four senators have joined with a number of congressmen by insisting that they get their way on health care.
The assorted Trump scandals are peanuts compared to the damage this could do to the Republican Party. There are three possible scenarios: they back down, health care legislation doesn’t pass or a draconian bill gets through. Even though President Obama created this mess, Trump will be blamed for not fixing it. If a “mean” (using Trump’s description) bill gets through, the damage could be cataclysmic. Unless these people back down, Republicans stand a good chance of losing the House.
I must confess that I can’t understand their thinking. Why a tiny minority believe their views outweigh everyone else is beyond me. They must understand that we will still have Obamacare if nothing is done. They ought to see the damage they could cause their party. The only explanation I can see is that maintain a rigid ideology is all that matters; what happens to the country and their party is irrelevant.
It didn’t seem possible that there could be a group of politicians less politically astute than the Democrats. Looks like we found them.
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