One of the reasons Trump won in 2016, is because millions of people who used to vote Democrat left their party to vote for him.
Instead of trying to figure out why this happened, the Democrats have spent over two years making excuses for why it happened. They have never done any soul searching over the direction their party is headed in.
Instead, they have doubled down and allowed the radical far left to take over.
Columnist David Catron has written a new piece which explains why Democrats are not going to win back the voters they lost.
From the American Spectator:
Why the Dems Will Never Win Back Trump Voters
It’s an article of faith among Democrats that the President’s base consists primarily of white working class voters without college degrees, and that they must be won back in order to beat Trump in 2020. This is why Elizabeth Warren inflicted that cringe-making, “I’m gonna get me a beer,” video on a long-suffering electorate.
It is why Joe Biden, who reputedly enjoys a special rapport with blue collar voters, is the frontrunner for his party’s presidential nomination despite his penchant for gaffes and plagiarism. Thus, during this week’s Democratic debates, the candidates will devote considerable effort to courting the “deplorables.”
This will, however, be an exercise in futility because everything they believe about Trump’s base is false. Their view of this large and growing segment of the electorate is distorted by a myth concocted primarily by the media to explain away a deeply uncomfortable reality — that Trump possessed a better understanding of the public mood than did the professional political class. They were unable to abandon their preconceived notions about Trump and his supporters, despite easily accessible contrary data…
The polls were wrong in 2016 because there was, essentially, a reverse “Bradley effect.” And it probably still skews the polls, even after Trump has been president for well over two years. Trump’s supporters are routinely slandered, in the legacy news media and on social media platforms, as morally repugnant reprobates or just too stupid to understand how to vote in their own best interests.
There’s much more. Read the whole thing.
The other problem Democrats are facing is that they seem stuck in the past.
From The Hill:
Beyond bashing Trump, the Democrats’ message seems stuck in the past
The Democrats hoping to unseat President Trump seem to have homed in on a familiar rallying cry: The president poses a “clear and present danger” to the country. But other than his posing a clear threat to the Democrats’ hope of recapturing the White House, what are they really saying?
Democrats have been sounding such alarmist prevarications since June 14, 2015, when Donald Trump descended the escalator at Trump Tower to announced his candidacy. At the time, Democrats said the “clear and present danger” was that Trump is “a racist demagogue” who would oppress racial minorities. Then the danger became that Trump would disrupt the strategic alliances America had built around the world. Then it was that he surely would lead America into an unwinnable nuclear war.
But two years into his term in office, none of the dire predictions has come to pass.
The Democrats have wasted two years chasing the false Russia narrative.
And now they’re out of time.