The left’s efforts to refocus on the economy are too little, too late
WASHINGTON, DC – “Democrats have finally realized that the reason they lost the 2016 Presidential Election was that the American people want no part of their socialist agenda,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
“Is it too much to hope that they will also recognize the fact that Donald Trump is the legitimate U.S. president? Mr. Trump won the vote last November fair and square because the rest of us were fed up with the obscene power grab of the left over the last eight years to change who we are and what we stand for. The left’s efforts to refocus on the economy are too little, too late.”
Last weekend Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer “came clean” and admitted that the Democrats had no one to blame but themselves for losing the election last November, Weber notes.
“It took them nearly eight months to admit that Donald Trump had the right stuff to win the election and that Hillary Clinton did not. And then on Monday Schumer declared that the new focus of Democrats would be on the economy going forward. Yet Schumer still seeks to thwart efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and to undermine Republican plans for tax reforms, two key factors for ensuring economic stability and growth. It’s evident that the Democrats are still focused on the destruction of the Trump Administration and that their new focus on the economy is a grab for votes as we head toward the mid-term elections.”
However, Weber points out, despite the political course correction, the Democrats appear to still have a long way to go before they can achieve a come back. The polls show that Mr. Trump’s approval rating when it comes to his handling of the economy is still favorable. They show that voters still have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party.
And, as CNN reported recently: “it appears Trump supporters are just as on board as they were during the campaign. His support among Republicans matches the third-highest approval among a president’s own party during a new president’s first six months in more than 60 years.”
Weber also points out that the Republican base is “distinctly more supportive of the GOP than is the Democratic base of their party. Last month, for example, the Republican National Committee raised $13.5 million while the Democratic National Committee raised just $5.5 million.
“The RNC reports that it has no debt while the DNC is in hock for some $3.3 million so far this year. In addition, the Republicans have been raising funds from small donors at twice the rate that Democrats have managed, which indicates that the GOP has the confidence of its voters compared with those voters who would cast ballots for Democratic candidates,” according to the AMAC chief.
“Despite President Trump’s trials and tribulations his unyielding dedication to working class Americans stands him in good stead. His realistic approach to the needs of the American people carries more weight than the notions of his ideological opponents for how we should live our lives,” Weber concludes.
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