Democrats have an advantage, at least according to the media, for the midterms coming up in November.
But if you asked most Americans what it is that Democrats stand for, you would be hard-pressed to find anybody able to come up with a cogent answer.
They are the party of Russian conspiracies and pornstars. Now, while that might sell on CNN and with some on the far-left with the Resistance, it’s not going to play with Ma and Pa Kettle in Middle America.
They, strangely enough, want to know what you are going to do about the economy and foreign policy and all that good stuff. You know, the things that will be hitting them in the pocket.
President Donald Trump has delivered on that in spades and even if people don’t always like everything that he may tweet, they surely like the policies he has put in place and the way that he’s been running foreign policy.
So it was that Democrats met with some trepidation at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum to hear from a special surprise guest on that very question: What do we stand for?
The special guest turned out to be ‘she-who-will-never-go-away’ Hillary Clinton, who along with Tipper Gore had founded the leadership forum 25 years ago.
Clinton walked out to the tunes of Tina Turner and Katy Perry.
The former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady quickly got to the question she says she’s hearing from Democrats across the country: “What do the Democrats stand for?” It’s a political query so many Democratic leaders have gone out of their way to address ahead of midterm elections, and in the wake of a presidential election cycle that left some on the left feeling disjointed and void of a unified message.
“We stand for truth, for evidence and facts. What an incredible thing!” Clinton exclaimed, in what may have been a lighthearted jab at an administration. Clinton continued, “We have kind of an affection for evidence. We think it should inform our policies, because they’ll actually work better,” she declared, prompting modest laughter from the female-dominated audience.
She did praise the party leadership’s “diversity and inclusivity,” sounding just like she did when she pandered – and lost – in 2016. Democrats should take note of that last part.
Clinton praised party leadership for running a staff whose leadership positions are filled by 44 percent people of color and 70 percent women. “And you know why that’s important? That is what America looks like.”
The speech was largely void of the day to day themes of politicking. “We may have taken a little detour a year ago, but we’re back on the path of demonstrating unequivocally that our future is in diversity and inclusivity,” Clinton noted in the closest reference she made to the 2016 election.
Ok, let’s unpack that.
Where’s the economic policy? The foreign policy? Any basic statement of purpose?
There are lots of truthful people that you wouldn’t want to have as members of Congress.
And then let’s deal with that claim that “We stand for truth, for evidence and facts.”
This is the party that paid for and for more than a year has been spreading a false conspiracy theory with no evidence to undermine the duly-elected government because they couldn’t accept that they lost. Hillary still can’t accept it. Talk about truth, evidence and facts.
And then, of course, there’s the lady herself making the statement, a model of honesty. Not so much.
She’s been lying for over thirty years in her craven quest for power. She lied all over the place in the investigation into her private server. She got others to cover-up and lie for her.
She colluded with members of the DNC including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz against Sen. Bernie Sanders and the progressive wing of their party.
She cheated getting questions from DNC chair Donna Brazile during the debates.
But she expects people to buy this as their new mantra.
Not going to happen.