May 31, 2018

Dems Continue To Push Muddled Message With Focus On Impeachment

Dems Continue To Push Muddled Message With Focus On Impeachment

Today, Politico reported on the Democratic “party’s internal conflict over how to talk about Russia” and its effect on the midterm elections. Some in the party claim that the media are the ones pushing impeachment messaging, while at the same time billionaire, liberal activist Tom Steyer continues his impeachment tour across the country.

Yet, Senator Mark Warner’s message to his fellow Democrats confirms that many in the party are to blame for the muddled messaging:

“The notion for those who may be partisans in the crowd … ‘Well, gosh, if Democrats take control, they’ll be able to really ramp these up’ — I think the American public will be tired of it if this is not wound down in this calendar year,” Warner said during a technology and politics conference in Southern California.

Warner’s comment, which clashes with calls for impeachment and fresh investigations by several Democratic candidates, illustrates the party’s internal conflict over how to talk about Russia.

Many party leaders believe it is dangerous to fixate on Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election, especially at the expense of kitchen-table issues like jobs and health care.”

Vulnerable incumbent Democrats are attempting to out-left each other on policy issues while a growing segment of the party is squarely focused on plans for impeachment. Republicans will continue to tout the benefits of GOP tax reform and conservative ideals in their campaigns while the Democrats still struggle to find one message to campaign on.