In 2016, Democrats touted their Big Blue Wall — you know, the one President Donald Trump annihilated in the November election. In late 2017, the left was crowing about a Big Blue Wave cresting the 2018 mid-term elections. But, based on issue-related voter polls and the fact that the Democratic National Committee is dead broke, the Red Sea won’t be parted anytime soon. In fact, the demise of national Democrats appears to be at hand.
In what mirrors the run-up to the 2016 elections, Real Clear Politics’ “poll of polls” showed Democrats leading in the “generic” ballot. Those numbers indicated a landslide Hillary win. Now, even those misleading and left-leaning stats have scrolled back from double digits to just 6 points. But, just like in the 2016 election cycle, the devil is in the details. A Morning Consult poll has culled out import issue-based polling data. These numbers show a real clear picture of Democrat candidates trending far behind on actual voter issues. They include the following:
DACA Deal Spells Dem Doom
There radical left base has pressured congressional Democrats to “resist” and “obstruct” any and all policy touted by the president, cowing to the extreme part of their base has resulted in embarrassing losses.
It may have been advantageous for the left to keep the DACA or “Dreamer” issue as an election rallying cry and kick a fix down the road. That would allow Dems to continue their identity politics strategy. But, Pres. Trump took DACA off the table by rescinding the unlawful Obama Administration policy and creating a deadline.
During the State of the Union address, the president put nearly triple the number of Dreamers on the table that Dems sought. The president has offer 3.6 million illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for “The Wall.” Dems who fund the wall will likely be rejected by the far left. Those that don’t will feel the anger from immigrant voters as Dreamers begin to get deported. The Democrats now face a crossroads and cannot afford to lose a single donor. Basically, they are doomed if the do, and doomed if they don’t.
The Dems Are Dead Broke
The country has heard the tale about the tangled Hillary takeover of the DNC based on money. Many now realize that the party may have had little choice because the base was simply not donating to the leftists.
Under the profanity-laced leadership of Tom Perez, what it means to be a Dem has also shifted radically. He’s on the record claiming that only pro-choice people can be Democrats along with other divisive rhetoric. This has not inspired donations and recent reports show a DNC hurtling toward a financial bankruptcy. Even a cursory look at the latest 2017 numbers shows a sharp trend to the bottom.
A recent news media report stated that the Democratic National Committee was forced to borrow money to meet its payroll and lacked the ability to meet other obligations. For all intensive purposes, the DNC has been operating in the “red,” pun intended.
By contrast, their Republican counterparts are making record hauls, and 2017 was a banner year based in part on the president’s fundraising leadership. At the end of 2017, the party enjoyed $38.7 million in cash on hand and faced zero outstanding debt.
Why The Dems Appear Done
Polling numbers can certainly change and may be misleading. That became abundantly clear after Hillary was overwhelmingly defeated despite reports that now-Pres. Trump had no pathway to the White House.
The cash-depleted Dems could also rally their donors. But the primary reason Dems are dead in the water is because they are likely to lose even more support regardless of how a DACA deal comes down. African-American and Hispanic jobs are at an all-time high, the middle class got a tax cut and the war is basically over.
It’s time to stick a fork in the Democratic turkey, it’s done.
~ Conservative Zone