Congressional Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, alongside other top democrats, are working to formulate a plan to put Democrats back in the majority, per POLITICO.
The plan involves a robust message on the economy “that goes beyond the tempting, single-minded strategy of demonizing Donald Trump.”
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Licking their wounds after an embarrassing showing in November, Democrats vowed to charge into next year’s midterms with a proactive sales pitch to voters. While many, including party leaders, have fallen right back into the same anti-Trump pattern they say cost them 2016 in the first place, top Democrats now say they’re working on “a strong, sharp-edged, bold economic message,” as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer put it Tuesday.
The package will be “populist” and designed to “unite both wings of both caucuses,” one senior Democratic aide said. Infrastructure and trade are expected to be key components, another aide confirmed.
POLITICO speculates that this pursuit of a more “populist” approach shows the lasting impact of Bernie Sanders on the party as a whole following his failed—nevertheless widely popular—agenda as a presidential candidate.
Could this mean a farther-left American democratic party? Only time will tell.