Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original
Ohio Democrats seem to have figured out what the rest of the party hasn’t even come close to getting, and that’s the fact that President Donald Trump’s economy is likely going to be the Achilles heel for the left in 2020.
As Democrats focus on fringe issues like abortion on demand, radical climate change solutions, and social justice, Trump and the Republicans have been hard at work on the economy, and it’s having an effect. Working class Americans are only too happy with him, and economic experts point to Trump owning the 2020 elections off the strength of this success.
Regardless of all the warning signs, the left isn’t paying attention, and in fact seem to be doubling down on reversing the things Trump has done to put our economy on the upswing, and even focusing on shallow issues as well.
According to the Daily Caller, Ohio Democrats are trying to sound the alarm that the American people just don’t care about things like Trump’s tax returns:
“The Democratic Party has lost its voice to speak to people that shower after work and not before work,” Ohio Democratic leader David Betras told The NYT. “All we’re saying is: He won’t turn over his tax returns. He’s saying, ‘I’m fighting China to get you better jobs.”
“They don’t care about his taxes,” Betras added. “They just don’t.”
Democratic Ohio Rep. and presidential candidate Tim Ryan used similar terminology, saying Trump is “punching China in the face,” while Biden says China isn’t a serious problem. “If we go into the election with that as our message, we’ll get beat again,” he told The NYT.
And yet, Democrats continue to position themselves as the kind of party that is on the opposite side of pretty much anything Trump says or does. It even continues to call for Trump’s impeachment despite having done nothing to be impeached for. A recent poll showed that Americans are even sick of that.
It’s more accurate to describe the Democrat party as the party of temper tantrums and radicalism. It’s not exactly a platform that’s appealing to the American people, and until the Democrats figure that out, they can safely assume 2020 will be a lost cause.