A ‘Better Deal’ For America

How many times have you read something similar?

Ever since their massive defeat in 2016 the Dems have been looking for their new niche before the next election…..they are hoping for a little redemption in the eyes of the American voter.

Let’s be honest…their message sucked all the way to the voting booth…..as an opposition party the Dems are just pathetic…..(so says an article in the Guardian)….

Six months into Donald Trump’s term, and Democratic politician’s ability to be an opposition party is, in a word, pathetic.

When the poll came out saying that “Democrats stand for nothing more than opposing” Trump, I thought to myself, ‘If only that were true!’” But they can’t even do that well. When House Democratic Caucus chairman Joe Crowley was asked by the Associated Press just what his party’s core message was, he “hesitated” and then said, “That message is being worked on.”

Source: The Democrats’ performance as an opposition party? Pathetic | Steven W Thrasher | Opinion | The Guardian

They have been going thru a party “autopsy” to find the right hook to get into the skin of the voter…..

After 10 months of agony this is what they have come up with to save the Party from oblivion…..and this is the “message” they worked on and settled on as the next step in the process…..

Still smarting from November’s brutal election and looking to push a more populist agenda in the lead-up to the 2018 midterms, Democratic Party leaders gathered in the small town of Berryville, Va., on Monday to announce their new “Better Deal” plan, the AP reports. “The focus starts on economic issues,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters. “That’s where the American people are hurting. That’s what we most felt was missing in the past in the last several elections.” Here are some of the plan’s details:

  • Cost of living: Democrats promise to lower the cost of prescription drugs and college tuition, fight for “families struggling with high monthly bills,” and crack down on monopolies.
  • Higher wages: The “Better Deal” plan promises millions of good-paying jobs, a higher minimum wage, investment in infrastructure, and an aggressive crackdown on corporations that outsource American jobs.
  • 21st-century economy: Democrats say they are committed to providing tax breaks to employers who offer workforce training, bringing high-speed Internet to the whole country, and offering millions of apprenticeships.
  • What’s missing: Noticeably absent from the “Better Deal” plan is any mention of the social issues that motivate many Democratic voters but that may turn off the rural, blue-collar voters who abandoned the party for Donald Trump last year. Those include immigration, LGBT rights, and abortion, Politico reports.
  • Strategy: Democrats want to talk about “how working- and middle-class incomes have stagnated as the costs of housing, health care, education, and everything else have continued to increase,” writes Ben Mathis-Lilley at Slate.
  • Critique:Roll Call reports that it took the Twitterverse no time at all to point out the similarity between the “Better Deal” slogan—”Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages”—and that of pizza delivery giant Papa John’s: “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” Columnist Jonathan Allen goes deeper on what he thinks is not only a bad slogan, but a “muddled message” overall.

WORDS!

They are as empty as the “plan” they purpose.

Personally the ‘Better Deal’ sounds a lot like the deal they offered with Clinton….this ‘hook’ will not work…it is all promises that they can not deliver….

Simplistic jingoism won the last election…..not a complex ‘plan’.

Maybe that would be a better place to start.

This will insure more losses for the Dems.

In short, Pathetic as usual!

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9 thoughts on “A ‘Better Deal’ For America

  1. Reminds me of the ‘New Deal’. But it is unlikely to work, unless they can get elected in the first place. A lot like Labour’s progressive policies here. Easy to state, when you know you are unlikely to ever have to implement them.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. You know… for a while now I’ve been thinking that maybe all this is less about political ideology and more about.. charisma and the right candidate. Consider this.. the initial attractiveness of Obama was his articulate and very literate presentation; how he dressed, how he “imaged”, how he always found the right words. Of course, being a democrat he had the basic ideology.. but as I recall it was that ideology that got him elected… twice.
    Now.. consider Trump… for as completely ill-suited as he is in being president.. he does carry a remarkable charisma FOR A CERTAIN SEGMENT of voter. Keep in mind “charisma” need not be a positive trait as it was with Obama. Trump has a relatively “maverick” appearance with that damn hair but it adds to that outside-the-box, upset-the-world, screw-you-we-are-doing-it-my-way attitude that so many of his base love. When he speaks he essentially says absolutely nothing of substance; repeating words and phrases with his limited vocabulary. But because he is just that… some voters love that about him. He doesn’t sound like the same old politician to his base. In fact, in his case, it was far less about some GOP ideology he was promoting and more about people liking HIM, idiot as he was/is. In fact, many of his “ideas” were not traditional republican anyway.. thus sparking the “Trump republicanism”, which pretty much means nothing, but provides a good label.

    So perhaps the Dems should be looking for the right candidate… or “build” one, to capture voters. Thoughts?

    1. That is it….a plan means nothing if the right person is not running…we proved that in 2016 (the Dems did that is)…..they are trying to be too intellectual to a country that has pissed away any intellectualism it once had…..chuq

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