It appears that with loss after loss stacking up for the Democrats, they’re finally getting the memo that something needs to change. They’ve been beating the same dead horse for years now, and it’s finally been pronounced dead.
Their platform of free stuff and hatred for the people producing in this country (plus just a general disdain for the Constitution and everything it stands for) has finally made America fed up with the Democrats. Even Democrat leader Chuck Schumer has had to admit that something’s gotta give.
Schumer agreed that the party has problems in an interview with ABC over the weekend.
Via Daily Caller:
New York Senator Chuck Schumer admitted Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that Democrats have only themselves to blame for recent losses.
Schumer said the Democratic loss in the GA-06 special election shows that the party needs to embrace a “strong, bold, sharp-edged, and common-sensed economic agenda.”
He bragged about attending a Yankee game and sitting next to a trucker wearing an “I am a deplorable” t-shirt, implying those are the types of voters the Democrat Party needs to appeal to.
“When you lose an election, you don’t blame other people,” Schumer admitted. “You blame yourself.”
Other Democrats, such as Rep. Tim Ryan and Rep. Kathleen Rice, have touted a similar message following the special election defeats, but have gone even further and said it is time for new party leadership.
I don’t think that the problem is that the Democrats need an agenda, it’s that they need an agenda they can actually share with people. When your long term goals as a party align more with that of a Bond villain than a party that’s supposed to represent the people, it might make you look like a party that people should migrate away from.
Schumer says that they need economic goals. Maybe not breaking the back of the economy would be a good place to start. One really great economic principle that they could try squeezing into their new gameplan is the one where you tax what you want to discourage and subsidize what you want to encourage.
Meaning that if you want people to start businesses and be successful in the economy, don’t choke them with so many fees and taxes they can’t breathe. If you don’t want people to sit at home and not work and claim their dead relatives benefits, maybe don’t make it so lucrative to make a below poverty level income.
Americans as a whole may or may not be an intelligent people, but when it comes to their pocketbooks, they’ll do whatever they need to in order to make the system work for them. If the Democrats keep acting like an over-indulgent parent who’ll give it’s voters whatever they want, as long as they don’t get called out for all the bad things they’re doing while we’re distracted, we’re going to end up with a broken welfare state and nobody to blame but ourselves.
If the Democrats do end up reforming the look and feel of their party (because let’s face it, there are some pretty smart people over there, they wouldn’t be where they are if they weren’t) and we the people let ourselves get distracted by some kind of shiny new bill that is supposed to take our troubles away, we’ve got to be prepared for it to stab us in the back and we will have only ourselves to blame. We will be the frog carrying the scorpion on our backs and no matter what, they’ll sting us, because it’s in their nature.
(Source: Daily Caller)