At The American Spectator, George Neumayr suggests the Democratic Party has “no interest in coherent governing.” He notes that party front-runner, Bernie Sanders’ idea of sound policy “is letting prisoners vote from jail, erasing national borders, and subjecting the most successful economy in the world to a socialist shake-up.” Do Democrats think most voters in mid-west Rust Belt states agree with those policies? Neumayr writes (abridged):
The Democrats have spent much of Trump’s term convincing themselves that no one could possibly vote for his reelection. This left them so complacent it never occurred to them to find a real candidate to defeat Trump. They now find themselves saddled with the least electable candidates at the top of the race while the most ostensibly electable ones, so far, bite the dust.
In the 1980s, the Democrats responded to the success of Ronald Reagan by seeking to imitate him. They called themselves the New Democrats and formed groups such as the Democratic Leadership Council.
Consequently, they find themselves with a front-runner, Bernie Sanders, whose idea of sound policy is letting prisoners vote from jail, erasing national borders, and subjecting the most successful economy in the world to a socialist shake-up.
The party clearly has no interest in coherent governing. It has become a kind of college seminar in far-left ideologies — a competition to see who can come up with the zaniest “woke” ideas.
The hapless Elizabeth Warren thought she had won it by proposing that “trans-children” select the next secretary of education. But the far-left lane was already clogged.
The upshot of all this nonsense is that Donald Trump not only enjoys control over the Right but can also poach many independents and some Democrats from the center.
Even the New York Times is reporting that Pennsylvania will go red if Sanders wins, owing to his proposed national ban on fracking. The Times quotes one Pennsylvania observer saying, “In Pennsylvania, you’re talking hundreds of thousands of related jobs that would be — they would be unemployed overnight. Pennsylvania is a margin play. And an outright ban on fracking isn’t a margin play.”
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