The Democrats are still in trouble
The Democratic Party favorability hit a new all-time low. Gee, maybe they aren't talking about Russia enough?
It's no surprise that Republicans hate Democrats, but it's a problem that only 23% of Independents like Democrats. The only good news in this poll is that people hate Republicans even more.
Now you may write off this one poll, but that isn't the only poll to show problems.
This CBS poll shows that people just aren't excited by the Dems.
Only 28 percent of independents think things would be better with the Dems in charge, and that's not good.
Why is that the case? Simple. Only Republicans seem to think they know what the Dems stand for.
Now why would people think that?
Consider the Democratic response to Trump's tariffs.
Nothing better illustrates the Democratic Party's inability to adapt to the changing nature of its political coalition than the party's paralysis in the fierce debate over President Donald Trump's sweeping new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
While the tariffs Trump announced last week have ignited fierce blowback from a wide array of congressional Republicans and business groups usually allied with the party, Democrats have been almost entirely tongue-tied on the issue.
...This silence speaks volumes about the Democrats' inability, or unwillingness, to recognize the evolving nature of the party's demographic and geographic base. While many Democrats still think of the party as the home of blue-collar industrial regions hostile to trade, in fact, the party is now centered in the major metropolitan areas that are integrated into global markets and at the forefront of the transition into the information-age, digital economy.
Before you know what the Democrats stand for you need to know who the Democrats stand for.
This comes up again on the issue of Wall Street.
A dozen Senate Democrats are threatening to torpedo any semblance of a unified economic message from the opposition party ahead of this fall’s midterm elections, trampling over the fiercest progressive voices in the party to do so.
Democrats in the Senate joined the Republican majority to end debate on an amendment to a broad financial deregulation package late Monday, advancing the most significant revision of banking rules since the historic 2010 Dodd-Frank law.
When it comes to big money, "centrist" Democrats are united in flipping the working class the middle finger.
However, the most interesting trend in the Democratic Party today is who is running for office.
More than 50 such military-intelligence candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination in the 102 districts identified by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as its targets for 2018.
If on November 6 the Democratic Party makes the net gain of 24 seats needed to win control of the House of Representatives, former CIA agents, military commanders, and State Department officials will provide the margin of victory and hold the balance of power in Congress. The presence of so many representatives of the military-intelligence apparatus in the legislature is a situation without precedent in the history of the United States.
Am I the only person alarmed at the idea of the CIA gaining more influence in our government?