WaPo: Top 4 Dumbest Ways Democrats Are Blowing the 2018 Midterms

By NTK Staff | 11.01.2017 @11:48am
WaPo: Top 4 Dumbest Ways Democrats Are Blowing the 2018 Midterms

Democrats are blowing a once-in-a-decade opportunity to beat back Republican gains in the House and Senate, according to liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. To illustrate his point, Milbank ranks the top four dumbest moves Democrats have made in recent weeks to hinder their own chances of success in next year’s midterm elections. 4. Tom […]

Democrats are blowing a once-in-a-decade opportunity to beat back Republican gains in the House and Senate, according to liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank.

To illustrate his point, Milbank ranks the top four dumbest moves Democrats have made in recent weeks to hinder their own chances of success in next year’s midterm elections.

4. Tom Perez attacking Jeff Flake for retiring. When Arizona Republican Jeff Flake announced he would not seek reelection, DNC Chairman Tom Perez took the opportunity to attack Flake, a frequent Trump critic, instead of using the opportunity to unify Democrats with centrists.

3. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) calling for Nancy Pelosi to step down mid-term. “It’s not a crazy idea to say Democrats need younger leaders (I argued the same a year ago), but Sánchez’s call to make these ducks lame halfway through the current Congress causes more disunity and distraction,” Milbank wrote.

2. Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) ill-timed “Medicare for All” push. “The attempt to get Democrats to commit to single-payer health care, and particularly the attempt by some Sanders advisers to make it a litmus test for Democrats, provided a welcome diversion for Republicans at a time when they were feeling intense heat for their votes to take insurance from millions,” Milbank complains. “Democrats are now fighting about an ideal solution that has no chance of becoming law for at least three years.”

1. Tom Steyer’s demand that Democrats sign his baseless “Impeach Trump” petition. “Pretty much no Democrat thinks Trump should be in the White House, but even perfect unanimity among Democrats for impeachment won’t remove Trump,” he wrote. “And the Steyer ‘pledge’ just might prevent Democrats from winning in Trump-friendly districts they need to retake the House.”

All of this, and yet we’re still a year away from the 2018 elections. What self-sabotage will Democrats dream up next?

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