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The DNC Populist Campaign: Will It Work?

Written by Joe Scudder

The new DNC populist message is being pushed by Pelosi and Schumer, so the coastal elites still rule.

Later today we will see the rollout of a new DNC populist campaign. Obviously, the Democrats need a new message to reach the voters they lost to Donald Trump. But they are still claiming that this is merely a communications issue—that all they need to do is inform voters of what they have “always” stood for. But we had eight years of Barack Obama. We have all experienced what the DNC stands for!

Besides, how credible is a DNC populist “rebranding” that is being presented by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer?

The Associated Press reports, “Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda.

Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don’t know what the party stands for. So they’re trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms.

It’s called “A Better Deal” and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville, Virginia. They’re intentionally traveling outside the Beltway, and into the district of one of the GOP House members they hope to defeat next year, Barbara Comstock.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, along with other top House and Senate Democrats, are making the presentation after months of internal debate and analysis of polling and focus groups.

Democrats think of themselves as the party of working people and were surprised when Trump was able to steal working-class voters from them. They subsequently figured out that voters don’t know what the party stands for…

Read the entire Associated Press story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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