I get it. Democrats hate Donald Trump. But that is not a platform. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders are all reportedly gearing up for a 2020 presidential run. Warren claims she’ll “clean up the mess” Trump will have left behind. What mess is she referring to? Record low unemployment for blacks and Hispanics? Massive job creation? Reduced taxes for taxpayers (but record receipts for government)? Defeat of ISIS in the Middle East? (Defeating its ideology is admittedly another matter.)
Democratic politicians count on the party loyalty of third- and fourth-generation Democratic voters. But those voters — and others — are figuring out that the party left them a long time ago. The party, for its part, doesn’t seem to get this. Voters expressed their discontent with Democrats in the 2010, 2014 and 2016 elections. In response, Democrats are doubling down on their worst impulses, and the Pravda press is dutifully reporting that they’re really gonna clean up in November
No wonder the #WalkAway movement is gaining such steam.