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Friday, 21 July 2017 14:08

Drama surrounds Trump but Democrats in total chaos, in debt

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dems debtDespite the continual drama surrounding President Trump and his administration, it is comforting to know that his political opposition is in total chaos. Since the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama, Democrats have lost over 1,000 state legislative seats across the country. While Democrats have total control of the Governorship and state legislatures in only five states, today Republicans have the most legislative seats in the history of the party. 

With 33 GOP Governors, control of the U.S. House, Senate and White House, the Republican Party dominates the national political scene today. Unfortunately for the President, Democrats still maintain control over the liberal media and the “deep state,” the mammoth and powerful federal bureaucracy. Thus, the President has to endure an unfair, biased and ever expanding investigation by a Special Prosecutor, who should have never been appointed. 

The “Russia” investigation has given Democrats control of the political narrative, but that has not translated into success at the ballot box. In special elections since the Trump victory, Democrats have lost in Kansas, Montana, South Carolina and Georgia. 

The party is also having a very difficult time raising money. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) finished the last month with $3.3 million in debt. In May, the DNC was almost $2 million in debt. Under the leadership of DNC Chairman Tom Perez, fundraising has been horrific. The May 2017 contribution totals were the lowest in 14 years

Perez is the former Secretary of Labor of the Obama administration. As DNC Chairman, he has traveled across the country. While he has not been successful raising much money or delivering powerful oratory, he has made a memorable impact by his frequent use of profanity. In fact, Perez uses curse words on a regular basis, even when speaking to crowds filled with children. 

With such unimpressive leadership, it is no wonder the Democrats are losing seats and raising little money. They can’t take full advantage of the problems President Trump is facing because of their own weaknesses. 

Democrats are almost exclusively focused on the Trump-Russia story, but it is not resonating with average Americans. Polls show Americans have much more interest in healthcare, the economy and tax policy, but Democratic Party leaders are constantly ignoring the issues and pushing for more focus on the Russia investigation. Their goal is to invalidate the results of the 2016 election. 

The one member of Congress who has been the most vocal in denouncing the President is 78-year old Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). She boycotted the President’s inauguration and has been calling for his impeachment from the very beginning of his term. She is an extreme leftist, incredibly partisan and quite ineffective in Congress, but amazingly, Waters will be in New Hampshire this weekend, possibly launching a laughable bid for the presidency. The Congresswoman claims that her focus is on her re-election to Congress, but will run for President “if the millennials want me to do it.” 

Theoretically, the Democrats could have a 2020 presidential campaign with four major candidates above the age of 70: Waters, Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and former Vice President Joe Biden. Talk about a party devoid of new ideas and fresh leadership! 

Instead of recruiting younger and more moderate leaders, Democrats are moving further to the left and relying on their tired and divisive political veterans. It is little wonder Democrats are in debt, raising little money and obsessed with Donald Trump. Ironically, he possesses everything Democrats want: billions of dollars, the White House and a strong connection with his base of voters. As long as Democrats keep acting this way, Trump voters are not going anywhere.   

 

Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at [email protected]

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