In the last 40 years, the Democratic Party, long the political home of Southern segregationists and Northern labor unionists, has been searching for a constituency. Ham-handed attempts to appeal to Black voters are no substitute for a ballot with Barack Obama at the top. Our appeal to Hispanics can be summed up as: “those other guys really hate you.” As for youth outreach, well:
If only the GOP would embark on a program to find brilliant new ways to piss off 51 percent of the American population. Hmmmm ….
How about, when asked for ways to prevent campus rape, the “moderate” Republican candidate for President were to advise staying away from parties? No? OK, Well for parents trying to balance work and kids, you can take your babies to work, right? Well, at least working women can earn money to raise those kids. OK, no kids, focus on work. Well, it’s not like all those Republicans elected in the States in 2010 pulled some bait and switch after promising jobs and spent their time trying to ban abortion instead, right? No, obviously not.
See, none of this is fair. Surely the top two Republican politicians in the US have a disciplined, professional attitude toward the majority of Americans. I’ll bet the GOP’s Presidential front-runner has a genius for pandering to women voters. No? Well, then, there’s always his responsible opponent.
The Democratic record on measures strengthening families’ health and pocketbooks could be a useful electoral counterpoint. I don’t think there’s any reason to be coy about it. If there’s one way Democrats, warts and all, could shatter the GOP’s governing coalition, this is it.