One Democratic strategist is sounding a warning to his party, which is hurtling toward socialism with increasing rapidity day after day; there’s no one to stop them from heading toward the abyss.
As Josh Kraushaar notes in National Journal, a Democratic strategist told him, “We are on an out-of-control roller coaster going 100 miles-per-hour, and we have no functioning brake. No one is leading and that void could not be more clear.” Kraushaar himself cites California Sen. Kamala Harris advocating the end of private insurance at a nationally-televised town hall as well as five of the chief Democratic contenders for the 2020 nomination, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, endorsing the insanely leftist Green New Deal.
Kraushaar surmises that the rush toward leftism could ensure the reelection of President Trump, as even the Democratic electorate does not skew hard to the left. He writes, "What’s so remarkable about this rapid leftward shift is that it’s working against the party’s best interests—both for the individual candidates and their chances of defeating Trump next year. So many candidates are trying to fill the most-progressive lane of the party that they’re splitting that share of the vote evenly.”
Kraushaar cites the Pew political typology survey, which said Democrats could be divided into four groups: Solid Liberals, who comprised 19% of the overall electorate; Opportunity Democrats, 13%; Disaffected Democrats, 14%, and Devout and Diverse, 9%. The only group espousing leftist progressive stances were the Solid Liberals. He adds, “Gallup found 47 percent of Democrats identify with the centrist wing of the party. FiveThirtyEight’s Perry Bacon, in a compelling breakdown of Democratic party moderates, found at least a quarter of Democrats identified as moderate or conservative in every single primary where exit or entrance polls were conducted.”
Kraushaar warns that if the Democratic Party trumpets economic pessimism in 2020 while historically low unemployment and rising American wages still exist as they currently do, that would portend disaster. He concludes, “The Democratic march leftward is reminiscent of the nihilistic tea party lurch after President Barack Obama’s re-election. The grassroots energy helped Republicans win back the House but hobbled the GOP’s attempts at a united front against Obama in his 2012 reelection. Democrats are now worried they are facing a similarly destructive dynamic—and their leading presidential candidates are all too eagerly following suit.”
The Democrats have lost their cool about the possibility of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz running for president in 2020, and it’s no wonder; Schultz’s views are nowhere near the extreme left that the Democratic Party is embracing, and he’s got support in the polls. As The Daily Wire reported on February 4:
According to the first polls out on Schultz's campaign — one internal and one Morning Consult/external — Schultz is polling in the double digits against Democrats in a three-way challenge with President Donald Trump. The Washington Examiner reports that the internal poll shows Schultz with a commanding 17% against Trump and either Sen. Elizabeth Warrren (D-MA) or Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), both among the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.