Rahm Emanuel says the Democrats' hard left turn could reuse Trump


Rahm is right.

The Democrats are in a left wing that can destroy their chances of resuming the White House.

Rahm Emanuelwho now comes down after two terms as mayor of Chicago knows something about winning elections. He was an important white house operative for Bill Clinton and Chief of Staff Barack Obama.

It was Rahm as chairman of the Democratic Campaign Committee, which constructed the party's takeover of Parliament in 2006 – and is known for his hardball policy, with all the subtleties his frequent F-bombs have.

If Mayor Emanuel believes the Democrats are in danger of self-destruction, as he claims in a to the Atlantic, his party might be aware.

I have argued that the Democrats, who regained control of Parliament in November mainly on the basis of more moderate candidates, are increasingly defined by their most extreme members.

Just look at the last few weeks and the attitudes covered by some of its presidential candidates and younger members: Slavery repairs. Green New Deal. Medicare for everyone. Free college tuition. A 70 percent tax rate on income over $ 10 million. Break up Amazon, Facebook and Google.


Is this how they win back Trump Democrats in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin?

Add several different self-induced wounds, such as Delay and then watering down a decision to terminate Rep. Ilhan Omar after her recent anti-Semitic comments and you have a party with a problem. (President Trump went far overboard, saying that the Democrats have become "an anti-Jewish party" and tells donors that "the Democrats hate Jewish people" when perhaps three-quarters of Jews voted democratically, but he grabbed an opening. )

At the South-Southwest Conference, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered the classical leftist criticism of capitalism by saying that "we reckon the consequences of surpluses over everything else in society." But she added that "for me, capitalism is irreversible", the kind of sound bite that goes viral, given the enormous media attention she attracts.

And on "Morning Joe" the other day, 2020 President John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor, repeatedly refused to call himself a capitalist. When did it become a dirty democratic word?

In the Atlantic, Emanuel says that Trump could win over swing voters by constantly branding the Democrats as socialists.


"The last thing we have to do is serve him slow slots over the plate, which allows him to define us on his terms. Unfortunately, this is exactly what the Democrats have done since going before Congress in early February. is almost as if we have been pushed to read from his finished script.

"The Earth for Democrats: Republicans tell you something when they pleasantly plan votes on proposals like Green New Deal, Medicare for everyone and a 70 percent marginal tax rate. When they are more eager to vote on the democratic agenda than we are, we should Take a step back and ask ourselves if we accidentally release the political blow on their grass instead of our own. If Trump's only hope of winning another term turns his ability to paint us as socialists, we should not playing to write. "

He does not pull strokes.

While saying that the party should not give up its main priorities, Rahm says democrats and independents are so desperate to win that they will support a candidate who disagrees with them altogether as long as that person is considered to be winning .

"So the ideological debates often cover what the voters really want – a nominee capable of standing steady and strong as Trump tries to bully into an election victory. The president's low degrees of approval suggest that if he wins one second choice, the Democrats will have no one to blame ourselves. "


What began as a right side embroidery has now become quite common since they stumble. The argument even made the front cover Sunday New York Times:

"The sharp left turn of the Democratic Party and the emergence of progressive presidential candidates are unnerving moderate Democrats who are increasingly fearing that the party could free its chances of beating President Trump by 2020 by caring for a liberal rock."

The challenge for Pelosi is to empty her more left-wing members who sharply change the party's public face. But she can't control the presidential candidates from the Bernie style who seem to think that a hard left turn is the way to win the nomination.

Fox News Chastises Pirro

Jeanine Pirro, Fox's weekend host, who is friendly with President Trump, has drawn a strong claim from the network.

She took over Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, in remarks that crossed a line.

Judge Jeanine said on Saturday night that Omar is "Sharia compliant" and engages in "Sharia adherence behavior." Why? Because the freshman Democrat is wearing a hijab.

She asked, "Is her compliance with this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to the Sharia law, which is antithetical to the American constitution?"

Fox News said in a statement: "We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's remarks to Rep. Ilhan Omar, they do not reflect the network and we have dealt with the case directly with her."

I have been critical of Omar to make anti-Semitic comments on money, so apologize and then more comments on pro-Israel advocate having "double loyalty" – an old anti-Semitic canard that is one of the worst things you can say about the Americans.


But the congressional wind should be able to carry everything she wants in accordance with her religious beliefs. It must not result in her loyalty to the Constitution being made. And the remarks were in Pirro's written opening remarks, not something pronounced from the cuff.

Omar thanked Fox for the statement, tweeting: "No one is committed to our constitution, should be questioned about their faith or their birth."

However, Pirro, a former prosecutor, does not support. In a statement on Sunday, she said, "I did not call Omar un-American Rep. Omar. I intended to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is a Muslim it does not mean that you do not support the Constitution." Omar to appear on her show.

As Hollywood Reporter noted, Pirros slam criticized an employee for "Special Report with Bret Baier." Associated producer Hufsa Kamal tweeted: "@JudgeJeanine, you can stop spreading this fake story that somehow Muslims hate America or women wearing a hijab are not American enough? Do you have Muslims working the same network you do, including myself. "

Pirro hosts a public opinion show, but her comments were out of bounds.