[8/6/17/National Sentinel] Electorate: Despite all of the reporting about how “unpopular” President Donald J. Trump is or how feckless majority Republicans in Congress have been in enacting the president’s agenda, Democratic strategists continue to worry that their party is too hyper-focused on the “Russian collusion” nothing burger.
And they believe that voters will exact an even greater toll on Democrats in coming elections, adding to their historic losses nationally and at the state and local level after eight years of Barack Obama’s extreme Leftism.
As reported by Politico:
Democrats are increasingly conflicted about how forcefully to press the issue of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Fearful of alienating voters who appear more concerned about the economy and health care, Democrats campaigning in districts across the country are de-emphasizing Russia in their rhetoric — and some are warning that a persistent focus on the Russia investigation could backfire.
“In the races where I’m working, I think voters think that Russia is important and that the questions need to get answered,” Bill Burton, a veteran Democratic consultant, said at a political convention this past weekend. “But they’re mostly sick of hearing about it, and they want to hear politicians talk about things that are more directly important in their lives.”
In a state that is critical to the party’s efforts to retake the House, Darry Sragow, a Democratic strategist whose California Target Book handicaps races in California, called Russia a “distraction” and said Democrats “are going to be in deep, deep trouble if they don’t start talking about what voters care about.”
“We need to talk about what people think about when they wake up in the morning, and it’s not Russia,” Sragow said. “The more we talk about stuff that voters don’t truly care about in their daily lives … it confirms that the Democratic Party’s brain has been eaten by the elites in Washington who have been sitting fat and happy for a lot of years while working Americans have lost their jobs and lost confidence in the future.”
Yes, it would seem as though Democratic strategists, anyway, ‘get it’ when it comes to what really is important to most Americans.
It’s one thing to talk a good game, and quite another to convince Americans that Democrats are retreating from their Marxist economic and social agenda; so far, there are no indications that’s true.
Millions of Americans have either lost jobs or have been unable to dig their way out of the 2007-2008 “Great Recession” precisely because of Democratic economic policies. Obamacare, coupled with the former president’s government-centric, regulatory approach suppressed economic growth for the duration of his presidency, never once achieving 3 percent in even a single quarter.
Trump, by comparison, is already achieving much better economic growth, as evidenced by the numbers: Lowest unemployment rate in 16 years; much higher jobs growth; a record number of people back in the workforce (instead of being out of it, under Obama).
Foreign companies like FoxConn, Toyota and Mazda are building plants in the U.S., to employ Americans. Others like Ford and Carrier have decided against moving at least some of their operations out of the country, thanks to direct involvement by the president (something Obama and Democrats never did when he was in office).
Hell, the U.S. military is even making dramatic gains against ISIS under Trump.
None of this would be occurring if Hillary Clinton, closet socialist, would have won in November.
So Democratic strategists are correct in that yes, most Americans don’t really care much about the “Russian collusion” story; they care about what Trump obviously cares more about: Getting government out of the way so they can get ahead.
However, we’re betting Democrats still have not learned that lesson.