THE DEMOCRATS’ 2018 MESSAGE (OR WHY THEY BETTER NOT COUNT ON WINNING CONGRESSIONAL MAJORITIES JUST YET)

Picture a Democrat strategy session.  Then imagine this dialogue within it:

“Hmmm, what do you think will resonate more with voters?  More money in their pockets or protecting illegal aliens?”

“I got it!  Protecting illegal aliens. ” 

“Yeah, that’s the ticket.  Let’s go with it!”

Do you think this dialogue actually took place?  Common sense says no.  But, on the other hand, we’re talking about today’s Democrat Party.

Excerpted from Erica Werner’s article in the Washington Post:

Democrats predicted a political backlash for ­Republicans in December when the GOP pushed through a deeply unpopular tax cut that added more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit and disproportionately helped the wealthy.

But at the outset of the 2018 campaign season, Democrats’ early optimism appears less well founded here, where Democrat Joe Donnelly is facing a tough Senate reelection fight.

The new law is rising in popularity as businesses in Indiana and elsewhere trumpet bonuses and bigger paychecks. And while Donnelly and fellow Democrats struggle to craft a consistent attack on the law, Republicans — boosted by outside spending from groups backed by the billionaire Koch brothers and others — are united in touting the tax cuts and slamming moderate Democrats who voted against them.

Americans have just started to see the tax cut show up in their paychecks this month, and along with those boosts in pay have come a spate of recent polls that show public opinion turning in favor of the tax legislation — leaving Democrats the unenviable task of trying to convince voters that a law increasing their paychecks now will be bad for the country later.

Since the measure passed, congressional Democrats have been largely focused on the issue of immigration, forcing the government into a three-day partial shutdown last month in an unsuccessful attempt to gain protections for the young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers,” who were brought to the country as children.

Meanwhile, Republicans have relentlessly promoted the benefits of the tax law.

Asking again:  do you think the dialogue at the beginning of this blog actually took place?

Not as sure about it as you were before?  I don’t blame you.

By the way, don’t you love that gratuitous invocation of  “The Koch brothers”?  Does the Washington Post, or any of its like-minded counterparts, ever mention George Soros when discussing leftward political initiatives?

Ahh, neutral journalism…..

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