Skip to comments.Democrats are slow to connect with voters
Posted on 08/14/2005 11:18:45 AM PDT by rwa265
After their shellacking in November, Democratic politicians promised to do a better job of telling voters about their moral values.
But judging by a candid report last week from key party strategists, Democrats have made little progress presenting themselves in a way that would recapture rural voters or make inroads into Republican turf.
The report by the Democracy Corps, based on interviews in rural areas and Republican-leaning states, offered a further testament to the cultural divide in America that has worked to Republicans' advantage in elections.
In response, several Democratic strategists said they are working to reverse voters' perceptions about the party's core values that have dogged them. The strategists say they see an array of openings caused by GOP shortcomings.
But in a withering assessment of their own party, the Democratic pollsters who put out the study raised doubts about whether Democrats can cash in on GOP problems.
"As powerful as concern over these issues is, the introduction of cultural themes - specifically gay marriage, abortion and the importance of the traditional family unit and the role of religion in public life - quickly renders them almost irrelevant in terms of electoral politics on the national level," the authors wrote.
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The problem in a nutshell.
Methinks demoRats have done a better job of promoting their amoral values.
You don't need the rest of the headline.
How do SOCIALISTS connect with voters of a free nation?? They don't. They just keep lying as to what and who they are.
The headline does not "get it".
It is the fault of the voters for beeing to slow to grasp what democrats are saying.
(s)If the public is too slow to agree with democrats then society should look at ways to have voters agree with democrats faster. Perhaps vote tutors to make sure people vote correctly when in the booth. Perhaps pre filled ballots.
They have none.
The Damnocrats are just slow to begin with....
no voters are supposed to connect with socialists NOT the other way around.
For the left loyalty flows UP, not down.
Oh, I'd say the Dems have done just fine.
One problem, however: Most Americans' hearts and souls DO NOT reside in a cesspool.
The fact is, it is not hard to beat the Democrats on a moral battleground. It's the shakiest possible platform for them to build on. They have spent years -- decades -- trying to promote a relativist agenda, only to find out that it doesn't sell. Now, they want to reclaim the high ground.
But their moral abdication is a matter of history now. It's in the record for all to see. Their only hope now is to portray the Right's morality as "extreme" or hopelessly out of date. And that is precisely their strategy. Sadly for them, that's not working either, because another one of the legacies America inherited from their revisionist gibberish is a mistrust of political rhetoric.
The delicious irony of all this is that they're now reaping the fruits of their own labors.
In addition, I am not sure how insulting Republicans is good strategy. Why would we not take it personally and just dig in?
Yeah, it's kind of hard to connect when you don't believe in God, think it is okey dokey to deliver a viable child and kill the child in the name of choice, and to take money away from the people who earn it and give it to drug addicts becuase they are 'disabled.' If you half pay attention to Dems, you can see their biggest problem is "framing" the debate to make it seem like they share "red" values without alienating their kook base.
The Democrats will dig their hole ever deeper by talking about their "values" and then acting and voting in the completely opposite direction. Acting in this fashion Democrats will only appear to be even more hypocritical.
Heres a suggestion: The next time the rats open a convention they should have a witch give an incantation to cast a spell over the voters. That's about the only way they can get people to believe they have anything but the lowest of morals.
Dear MSM--please reread points 1 and 2 if it does not register in you skulls.
How can one paint a picture of Nothing? You can't give it shape. You can't give it color. And you sure can't make it pretty.
They never ask if they need to reevaluate their positions.
With their tight connection to the ACLU, it's going to be hard for Democrats to convince voters that they are the party of religious values.
Extremely good summation, IronJack.
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