Democrats are faced with the same issue Republicans faced during the Obstruct Obama Tour. They have nothing to say other than vote against Trump.
The political ruling class is clueless to what its constituents want and that’s a problem. The Republicans have the same issue in this regard. Both parties are so insulated in their vacuous worlds they lost touch with reality. I listen to the blowhard talk radio personalities screaming for Republicans have a mandate and must to conquer t Democrats. I hear Democrats must resist Republicans.
There is no mandate and resistance I futile.
It took a nuclear option to get an imminently qualified Supreme Court nominee approved. The Republicans can’t get out of their own way to pass healthcare reform. Plus, half the Republicans don’t want to support President Trump.
The Democrats are misreading the current voting environment and resisting what amounts to a center-right agenda will lead to their demise.
From a strategic point of view, if you have no cohesion in the party and very little stomach to make hard decisions it’s time to change strategies. Compromise must be an option. President Trump recognizes this because he is a businessman. In business, the joy of compromise is getting the deal.
By compromise, I do not mean giving up your principles but you better be willing to lose your seat for those principles. I mean figure out what you definitely need to have in whatever legislation is before you and fight for it. But give ground on the not-so-important pieces.
Compromising is a sure way of not getting everything you want but is a recipe for moving the country forward.
The American public wants a deal. Not words, not insults, not Tweets in the Night (Although they are entertaining). We want things done. The political ruling class does not comprehend this desire. The ideologues – both in congress and on the airwaves – do not understand this concept.
To them winning is getting their way but no one truly wins that way. What they fail to realize is the Trump Phenomena is more than an anti-Hillary vote. It’s more than the American’s public desire to give an outsider a chance. It’s more than a personality driven win. This is all the gibberish “the experts” rationalize to distract you from the fact they were wrong.
What those inside the beltway don’t get is America is a Center-Right Nation. A January 2017 Politico-Harvard Poll found 57% of those polled believe unauthorized immigrants in America is a serious problem. Yet the political ruling class position them as victims trying to make a better life. All criminals break the law in hopes of improving their lives but we do not glorify them.
The Politico-Harvard poll also found 63% of Americans believe that lowering corporate taxes would be effective at bringing jobs and business back to the United States. That same poll indicated 53% believe cuts on federal income taxes, will benefit them personally.
I do not think a poll asking “Do you support obstructionist behavior from either party” will garner a majority. The solution is simple. Get rid of those politicians that are obstacles. After they lose the election, much like Hillary Clinton, they will blame everything and everyone but themselves.
They will be shocked they lost because they did not see it coming.