The leadership of the liberal political movement has been pushing in all their chips for two years now on a bet that Donald Trump will destroy America and they have to do everything they can to stop him.
How’s that been going for them?
This is an exceptionally dumb political strategy. Here’s why.
First, Donald Trump has proven many things, and if nothing else he’s proven that the Republican party has taken a huge turn towards the middle.
President Trump…and it feels SO good to say President Trump…is really much more of an independent when you look at his politics. He’s populist and 100% American. His policies are much more geared towards the vast majority of Americans in the middle of the economic bell-curve. You can’t deny the fact that he’s rapidly expanded the Republican brand into new demographics. He’s done better with every single group than the past two Republican candidates. The charges of misogyny, antisemitism, racism, etc are discredited easily. His most trusted advisor is Ivanka, his Jewish daughter. He’s either the worlds worst bigot or the media is all #fakenews.
Rather than contest that middle class demographic ground with policy, the liberals and DNC are doubling down on owning the fringes of politics. It is akin to the Republicans making sure that they own the unpopular extremist fringes of the Westboro Babtist Church. The DNC operatives are courting support in groups that already support them. Those groups alienate the vast majority of average Americans. They won’t succeed in doing what they’ve been doing. The DNC won’t grow, but instead they’ll lose votes. They’re actually the ones who are hate-filled and intolerant, and it’s showing in who they chose to align themselves with.
Second, unlike the Republicans under former President Obama, the Democrats actually have no hope of stopping President Trump. The strategy can’t actually work.
The Republicans own government at this point. The Democrats can make noise and that’s about it. The vast overuse of the same tired tactics of Saul Alinsky have mostly immunized the American people to the protests, complaints, and performance art pieces. They no longer care what celebrities think or what some anarchist did to the Foot Locker to send a message on the intricacies of the Middle East Peace process. Nobody cares anymore. The protests have become background noise and something to point and laugh at. If anyone thinks that complaints and political stunts are going to stop President Trump…all I can say is congratulations on emerging from that coma you’ve been in since early 2015.
President Trump’s only possible obstacle to his policy implementation is his own party. If he can form a coalition of Democrats and Republicans on the few issues where he doesn’t have party line support, he will literally be unstoppable on everything.
Given that President Trump will have pretty much unfettered access to as much winning as he wants, this is the source of greatest risk the Democratic party faces. They haven’t accounted for one possibility. What if he does well? What if he does exceedingly well? He will be able to take all the credit and they’ll have a lot of explaining to do.
Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of the DNC have clearly taken the approach that President Trump is the worst person on Earth who isn’t competent, is full of hate, blah, blah, blah. But you can’t hide improvement in the lives of Americans. If jobs return, health care improves, crime goes down, the economy flourishes, we stomp ISIS into oblivion, the Earth doesn’t cook itself to death through climate change and American patriotism returns, the liberals are screwed.
Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States, a billionaire from ultra-liberal New York City may very well be the president of the common American man and woman of the forgotten middle class. If he is, the liberal wing of the DNC will be about as relevant as Joy Behar and Amy Schumer when it comes to political power and decision making. After the DNC fear-mongering, when President Trump succeeds, who will America turn to in 2020?
You know me, I’m still #MAGA.