A year ago - in the midst of the midterm campaign - Americans viewed the Democratic Party more favorably than the Republican Party. No longer. It's time for Democrats to stop messing around with unpopular technocratic ideas. Focus on beating Trump.
Yes. “The mistake that Democratic candidates have made is thinking that just because they should activate their progressive id on some issues, they should do so on all issues.”
By pushing a few unpopular policies, the 2020 Democrats have hurt the standing of the party, polls show, and helped Trump’s re-election chances. It’s time for Democrats to get more serious about winning.
Interesting look at where public opinion lines up with the Dem program, and where they risk turning voters off. Namely, two areas that would/could/should be advantages (health care & immigration) stand to be liabilities if handled poorly.
In today's Times, Leonhardt makes a similar criticism about Dem candidates pushing the most unpopular parts of their policy portfolios (e.g., banning private health insurance) instead of the most popular parts, & thus rapidly losing public support.
reminds Dems of the basics: 1. Hammer #Trump as a plutocrat who has used his office to enrich himself. 2. Run on ideas with broader support than border decriminalization or eliminating private health insurance.
“The mistake that Democratic candidates have made is thinking that just because they should activate their progressive id on some issues, they should do so on all issues.”
I tend to agree with my colleague about the need for Democrats to pay more attention to the overarching primacy of defeating Trump and winning the Senate
Some solid evidence here in 's column that the Democratic party's leftward lurch is hurting: since last year, the party has lost its advantage vis a vis the GOP
Where have I heard this before? —-> Democrats, Stop Helping Trump
Democrats Need to Get More Ruthless: 'Democrats are not focusing on issues that expose Trump’s many vulnerabilities. They have instead devoted substantial time to wonky subjects that excite some progressive activists — and alienate most American voters'
Democrats Need to Get More Ruthless
Democrats Need to Get More Ruthless