Progressive Kara Eastman had something to say to Democrats looking for change.
“I’m tired of hearing Democrats don’t have a backbone, that we don’t stand for anything,” the 45-year-old said in a commercial. “That changes now!” Eastman won the Democratic Party primary for a House seat in Nebraska, beating out a former congressman who was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s choice to turn the Republican-held seat blue.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee celebrated Eastman’s victory by proclaiming “the way to inspire voters in 2018 is to campaign on a bold progressive agenda of Medicare for All, higher wages for workers, and other economic populist ideas that help working families and challenge corporate power.”
There is nothing populist about government policies trying to force economic growth on the private sector.
In other words, mix it up by going full socialist while misleading voters. Wages have already started to rise again, but not because of Progressive policies. To the contrary, wages are rising again, because President Trump understood that a combination of lowering corporate tax rates with reforming the tax code, alongside an immigration policy that doesn’t celebrate illegal aliens taking jobs from Americans and keeping wages low and stagnant, is what grows the economy.
The private sector grows the economy not the public/government sector, and until Progressives understand this the only way they will win general elections is by lying to the voters by giving uplifting speeches promising results that only the private sector can deliver, without explaining to the voters the way they will attempt to get those results is by creating top-down Progressive government policies that have never worked long term anywhere they’ve ever been tried.
The country is at a point where one side believes the private sector will produce better results than government, and the other side believes government is the answer to all problems.
There’s an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In this case, the economy is turning around. For eight years we listened to the Obama administration and their stenographers in the mainstream media tell us that we had to get used to miserable economic indicators, because this was the new norm.
Democratic primary voters took a sharp left turn this week in their bid to destroy the Republican congressional majorities and take down President Trump in a giant blue wave. It was the exact opposite tact taken by Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), when he ran a successful campaign by running on conservative themes in a recent special election.
According to history, this November’s midterm elections should be good to the Democratic Party, but the polling numbers have shown a generic ballot for Democrats went from a 17 point lead down to 1 percentage point. So, the Progressives have decided to go even more to the left. Progressives believe that Democrats were not doing well because they didn’t go far enough toward the Marxian side of the political scale to satisfy their constituents. Their only hope is that their flowery language isn’t exposed by their Republican opponents during their respective campaigns.
From the Washington Examiner:
This year, ideology is a big factor in the Democratic primaries, including the hangover from the 2016 battle between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Clinton won the Democratic nomination, Sanders their hearts — and the Democratic establishment lost control.
That worries some Democrats in Washington, who point to Lamb as a winner who did not have to face scrutiny from primary voters, allowing him to better reflect his districts’ political sensibilities. But the recent primary winners’ liberal bent could augment the base’s anti-Trump enthusiasms and further energize grassroots progressives in November.
The question is are there enough Progressives to make a difference? People usually vote for candidates who will make their lives better. Recently, the populist nationalist agenda has made voters aware that there are policy changes that have been made by the Trump administration that are helping to make their lives better. More jobs, rising wages, and keeping more of what you earn translate into a happy electorate, despite all the lying and corruption going on against the president. Progressives believe voters want to go back to the days where government handouts make them happy, rather than the dignity of work. Progressive policies, under even the slightest scrutiny, expose an agenda closer to the Obama administration’s path to failure after failure rather than the uplifting American renewal sparked by the changes implemented by President Trump. The changes affecting the country are palpable to all but the most extra-chromosome leftists.
Democrats have to decide; should they embrace the current Progressive move toward their FDR roots, or should they remain in the center where they would have a better shot at fooling the working class and middle class into thinking that they would not elect crazy Nancy Pelosi as speaker should they take over the House? Because you know all the supposed moderate Democrats would go full-blown Progressive the minute Democrats took a majority in either house of Congress, but getting the majority is the only thing that counts right now.
Pennsylvania Democrats could have done another Lamb by voting for District Attorney John Morganelli to replace a seat vacated by centrist Republican Rep. Charlie Dent. However, Morganelli was a critic of abortion and sanctuary cities and once talked about a willingness to work with President Trump. He was originally considered the front-runner.
However, Progressive groups like EMILY’s List and Tom Steyer’s NextGen America moved in and branded Morganelli as a Trump lackey. “If Morganelli won’t stand up to Trump, he can’t represent us,” said the narrator in one of the attack ads. The spot argued that you might like Morganelli as DA but “in Congress, the job’s being tough on Trump.”
Stand up and be tough on Trump about what? About millions of new jobs? Fight against workers taking home more of the money they earned? Demanding that no more bonuses are given out to employees thanks to the Trump tax policy changes? Standing up to bringing law and order back to our immigration system and protecting American citizens against sanctuary cities?
And that’s what it all boils down to. Can the fat left-wing Progressive candidates, who successfully ousted Blue Dog Democrats in the primaries, win general elections in mixed districts with voters who already think Trump has the country heading in the right direction?
Read more at the Washington Examiner.