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Commentary: Democrats aren't being honest. Voters will take note.
Chicago Tribune ^ | October 11, 2018 | by Ed Rogers

Posted on 10/11/2018 2:03:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Washington Post's Dan Balz nailed it in his recent analysis of the Democratic Party, which included the summary “They have no unifying leader and no clear message.” Balz wrote: “The best that congressional Democrats have recently come up with in terms of messaging was their ‘A Better Deal’ program — a package of old and new ideas that captured the imaginations of few voters.”

The Democratic Party isn't even a discernible coalition anymore. It is a cluster of angry subgroups: the Black Lives Matter movement, the tiresome Hollywood hypocrites and most recently the hecklers and the creepy stalkers we saw on Capitol Hill during the Brett Kavanaugh nomination hearings, whose boasts of their training and effectiveness have turned them into something of a gentrified Antifa. This is what a vacuum of leadership looks like, and the leftist debris being sucked up isn't appealing.

Between the ragged groups, the dishonest defensiveness and the self-pity, the Democrats are painting a compelling picture for why voters should look elsewhere. That's not to say Democrats won't win the House or reap the benefits of a correction in governors' races, but those victories won't be because they are running an appealing campaign or offering any leadership or direction. Democrats haven't learned anything from the Kavanaugh experience, and that doesn't speak well for how they will govern when they share more power with Republicans.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2018

1 posted on 10/11/2018 2:03:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Voters will not take note. Their memories are too short.


2 posted on 10/11/2018 2:12:13 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


3 posted on 10/11/2018 2:12:47 PM PDT by Mark (Celebrities... is there anything they do not know? -Homer Simpson)
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To: Mark

Too late to expose Blumenthal. Those voters knew ahead of time. Didn’t matter but then it could in purple states. As our hero in the WH would say: ‘we’ll see’.


4 posted on 10/11/2018 2:21:48 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Their memories are too short.

Bingo. Most couldn't tell you what they had for breakfast today.

Or they aren't paying attention.
Or they don't care.
Or "Pappy always voted D and that's good enough for me."
Or "Democrats are for the little guy. Besides, Republicans hate women and gays and immigrants."

5 posted on 10/11/2018 2:35:00 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Many of us have been saying this for years. The dem party is nothing more than militant leftists, militant minorities, and angry fringe groups like the LGBTxyz.

They have nothing in common with what America is all about. In truth they should all just leave the country.


6 posted on 10/11/2018 3:20:55 PM PDT by Boomer (Cheers to the Triumph of the Trump Admin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Waitaminute. I know her. It was back in 1982...


7 posted on 10/11/2018 3:25:43 PM PDT by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Their “memories” are constantly reminded of Dem atrocities on social media. They won’t forget. Maybe in the era of NBC/CBS/ABC. Not now though


8 posted on 10/11/2018 3:28:39 PM PDT by confederatecarpetbag
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“....gentrified Antifa....”

Precisely.


9 posted on 10/11/2018 4:52:06 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here in the PA suburbs, they are trying to run as moderates.


10 posted on 10/11/2018 4:54:06 PM PDT by cowboyusa (America Cowboy UP!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liars are anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-life.

D’rats are SERIAL liars.

The lie is the weapon used most often by the criminal.


11 posted on 10/11/2018 5:13:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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