“Demo-rats” Supporters Admit: We’re Looking Incompetent
In a recent episode of the podcast by Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett entitled Pod Save America, Tommy Vietor, Barack Obama’s former spokesperson, aired his concerns that the 2020 elections do not look great for the Democrats.
In the podcast, Vietor claimed that “[Donald Trump] has a great economy that he’s taken credit for, and I think we should all just be clear-eyed about what an advantage that is. So right now we are in the midst of primary. We’re fighting each other, and we’re looking incompetent. Look, this was always going to be a rough patch for the Democratic Party because you always look like a joke during your primary. The Republicans did in 2016 as Trump was rising.”
Vietor began to share that all Democrat nominees seemed to have their own “electability issue.” As the spokesperson said “I could make a case against every candidate running right now about why they are not particularly electable, and it literally keeps me up at night,” stated Vietor, “but I think the easiest one to make is probably against Bernie Sanders because I think you could point to concern among the Obama-Trump voters—or the moderates—who think his views are too far to the left, and you can see in research—and we’ve all seen the research out there—that they are the most predisposed to not vote for him. That would worry me a lot.”
Vietor added that the Democrats should be worried about Trump “I think [Donald Trump’s campaigners] are running a really smart campaign, and it should make all of us very worried.”
He added that “That article said they have $200 million in the bank. They way outspent everybody else during impeachment, which seems to have almost entirely blunted impact of messaging Democrats tried to do. I think having a tailored appeal to African American voters—to try to just chip away the Democratic advantage on the margins—is probably pretty smart.”
Just like most Democratic supporters, Vietor used the “racist” card against Trump by saying that “I think part of [Donald Trump’s campaign strategy] is an appeal to white people, too. They’re trying to tell a bunch of white men and women who are educated, upper-income, that voting for Trump doesn’t mean they support a racist. They’re trying to sell that point, even though he is.”
However, Vietor’s statements are outright false and even demeaning to the American voters. What Vietor failed to point out is that a growing number of Trump supporters do not come from “white-upper class” but came from the blue-collar sectors.
In a recent report by the New York Times, the media outlet reported the trend that Trump’s supporters are middle-class voters. As NYT wrote “By 2016, the nation’s political map corresponded neatly to the distribution of prosperity: Mr. Trump won 58 percent of the vote in the counties with the poorest 10 percent of the population. In the richest, his share was 31 percent.”
However, instead of putting a united front and massive support for their front runners, it seemed that the Democrats are invested on spending their time in petty fights.
Their fellow party supporters have been vocal against the Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders, as strong Democratic figures like Obama and Clinton had openly bashed the 79-year-old senator.
In fact his own fellow party supporter, Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota told CNN that Sanders is “not” a Democrat.
Philips said that “I think it would have some significant down-ballot effects, and what I tell everybody is he may well win the popular vote. In fact, I wouldn’t doubt that. But the five or six states that are going to matter in the Electoral College makes it a real question mark in maintaining the House of Representatives.”
The congressman then slammed Sanders saying, “There are probably 25-30 seats that absolutely would be impacted directly by having a self-avowed socialist at the top of the ticket. And I say that…you know…he’s not a Democrat, you know, and that’s something that I wish was better understood.”