The Democrat’s hope for a blue wave in Texas mirrors the hope for Russian collusion evidence. There is no hope because it didn’t happen in either case.
Democrats are desperate to change the result of the 2016 presidential election. They still don’t get it. They have no message other than to resist and that is not a message it’s desperation.
Moving to the left didn’t work so they are doubling down and moving farther to the left.
Yup. That ought to work.
Politico: Texas Primary Puts Egg On DCCC’s Face
From Hot Air: By ED MORRISSEY, March 7, 2018
Rather than position itself as more populist, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has decided to embrace an interventionist strategy in the 2018 elections. The first big test of their involvement in Texas House primaries took place yesterday, where they actively campaigned against an activist campaigning in Houston for being a carpetbagger. How’d that work out? Not so well, Politico reports:
- The first primary of the 2018 midterm elections has already scrambled the political landscape, after a Democratic candidate spurned by the national party qualified for a primary runoff in one of the districts central to Democrats’ efforts to win back control of the House next year.
Laura Moser, an activist and journalist, finished second in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in a Houston-area congressional district held by Republicans — despite opposition from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which called Moser a “Washington insider” who would lose in the general election. …
In the closing weeks of the campaign, the DCCC posted a memo featuring opposition research about Moser, including her residency, until recently, in Washington. The committee declined to back Fletcher explicitly early Wednesday but did reiterate in a statement its commitment to defeating Culberson, noting that Democrats in the district had picked “a clear front-runner” and “are in a strong position to win in November.”
The decision to get this granular seems rather surprising, given the current political mood. Voters don’t trust party apparatuses, both Republican and Democrat; the energy among voters is hardly among the so-called “establishment.” That may be especially true among Democrats, who remember the DNC’s underhanded tilt toward the Clinton establishment in 2016, but grass-roots Republicans have long chafed at similar interventions by the NRCC and NRSC in either selecting challengers to Democratic incumbents or pushing off challengers to GOP incumbents.