The Democratic party seems to be changing their strategies after the top Democratic contender for the GA-6, Jon Ossoff, lost to Republican Karen handle this week. His defeat is one of many in the special elections processes that have taken place since Donald Trump’s victory.
But that’s to be expected, I’d say… given that now the liberals are seeing that their Anti-Trump stance isn’t going to cut it any longer. They’ve been trying to ride that wave as much as they can but they’ve gotten SQUAT for it!
#Ossof Race better be a wake up call for Democrats – business as usual isn't working. Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) June 21, 2017
As written for Daily Caller by Ted Goodman:
The Democratic Party asserted that special election Democratic candidates like Ossoff would defeat their Republican opponents because voters are rejecting the Trump agenda.
Ossoff’s failure follows Democratic losses in South Carolina, Montana and Kansas. Democrats and others on the left are coming to the realization that 2018 may not be the sunny forecast that they’ve been predicting since the second Trump took office.
“We’ve been hyper-confused for the past five years,” Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday. “We need to be hyper-focused on this issue of wage growth and job growth, I think Democrats are scared of this message because it’s what Republicans have been talking about,”
Murphy admitted that Democrats have been distracted by the investigation of ties between the Russian government and Trump campaign officials. Murphy said that Democrats need to focus on issues that have a concrete impact on voters’ lives.
It’s not just members of Congress that are lashing out after Tuesday night’s fallout. Former Obama Adviser Dan Pfeiffer doubled down on the anti-Trump strategy while admitting that it’ll be quite the uphill battle.
I hope Dems listen to one clear message from 2016 and Ossoff. Anti-Trump is not enough. We need a plan to change the game for working ppl.
— Jamal Simmons (@JamalSimmons) June 21, 2017