Surprise the Dems won an election in deep red state of Alabama and they won a few months back in Virginia and now they, Dems, are having visions of grandeur……that they can take back the House in 2018 and have a lock on winning in 2020…..please stop!
A Dem won in Alabama because black voters came out to vote and both black men and especially black women….whites went overwhelmingly for the child molester Moore….they, Dems, will not hold this state when re-election comes around for Jones the voter will revert to old habits. Whites vote for the extreme and blacks will stay home…..that is unless the Dems have a message and then it is iffy at best.
A Dem won recently in Virginia…why? I have no idea the only explanation I have is every voter was drunk….I live in Mississippi and could care less about Virginia. But the Dem leadership is thump their chest like a crazed primate on meth spouting all kinds of confidence that they have the message America has been waiting on….a “Better Deal” or a NEW something…..they always have a “New” something.
The Dems are convincing themselves that they have the in-road to power covered….they are kidding themselves.
If they run on some scandal and the economy is booming…they will lose.
Dems missed a real opportunity to make good on their promise on a “Better Deal” with the recent tax bill…..they placated their wealthy donors at the expense of the poor and middle class. Americans did not like the tax bill but instead of building on the dislike the Dems rolled over and crushed the middle class. How can they in good conscience used the bill when passed as a recruiting tool when they would not take it on at the time.
Trump has the lowest approval rating of any president ever. The Dems have jumped on this and started pushing their same line they always push….but this is not something they need to harp on for it could change on a dime and if they are all in it will come back and bite them in the ass. Do not make a big deal out of this….a mention will suffice then move on.
The newest member of the Senate illustrates what is wrong with Democrats…..
Political conditions are looking extremely favorable for Democrats. In special and off-year elections across the country, they have drastically improved on Hillary Clinton’s margin almost everywhere — most astoundingly in Virginia, where Ralph Northam won the governorship by a comfortable 9 points, and in Alabama, where Doug Jones knocked off Roy Moore for the open Senate seat.
But over the weekend, both victors revealed the danger of milquetoast centrist liberalism at this moment in history. In an interview with The Washington Post, Northam seemingly discarded his campaignpromises to push for the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion, suggesting that it needs to have Republican-style means tests and work requirements instead. Jones, meanwhile, suggested that he might vote with the GOP, and said that it was time to put President Trump’s numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations behind us
But sadly I do not see them moving past the high dollar Democrat that Clinton brought into the party. They need an economic message but not the one they have now….they are NO better than the GOP. They have NO plan they have slogans…..
Site 538 takes a look at their chances in 2018……
After Democrat Doug Jones won a stunning victory in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate last month, lots of smart people whose work I read and follow, such as The New York Times’s Nate Cohn, declared that the battle for Senate control in 2018 was a “toss-up.” Prediction markets largely concur; after Jones’s win, the betting odds of Democrats taking over the Senate shot up to about 45 percent.
I think this might be premature. Winning in Alabama certainly makes the Democrats’ path easier: They could now gain control of the Senate by retaining all of their own seats, plus picking up the Republican held-seats in purplish Nevada and Arizona. But they’re probably still the underdogs.
Dems need to do a lot more work……just my thought….anybody care to add anything?