Colman: THE DEMOCRATS’ LAST CHANCE

By the time Trump leaves office on January 20, 2025, he will have appointed about half of all the judges in the United States.  He will have appointed FOUR Supreme Court Justices—Breyer and Ginsburg will barely back it through 2020.

Regulations will return to responsible statements—for instance, he is allowing us to return to cheap light bulbs that actually give light.  The Wall will be built—at least another five million will be off food stamps.

The 2020 presidential election is the last time for the Socialists to take control of our economy, businesses and families.  As the millennials become homeowners, taxpayers and adults with maturity, the Democrats will lose their base of support.  As people of color succeed, without government, they will leave the Democrat Plantation for freedom.

That is how important the 2020 elections are.  We need to double our efforts—a little work now means greater freedom and prosperity.  Are you with me?

THE DEMOCRATS’ LAST CHANCE

By Richard Colman, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views  12/25/19 

If Democrats want to win the White House in 2020, time is slipping away.

 President Donald Trump could easily be a favorite to win re-election.

 But the president’s chances for a new four-year lease on the White House could be in jeopardy.

 The Democrats are up against a formidable opponent in Trump, who, in 2016, won the Electoral College vote but lost the popular vote.  The winner of the Electoral College vote becomes president. 

 In 2016, Trump won the Electoral College vote by 304 to 227.  Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady, Hillary Clinton, won the popular contest by 2.9 million votes.

 What do the Democrats need to do to win?

 Democrats should forget about trying to send articles of impeachment, passed by the House of Representatives on Dec. 18, 2019, to the U.S. Senate.  House Democrats have made their points about abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 

 Sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate is an act of futility.  There is no way that the Senate, under Republican control since 2011, would convict the president.

 (Some legal scholars say the process of impeachment is incomplete unless the House delivers the articles of impeachment of the Senate.  Other scholars disagree.)

 What the Democrats need to do is nominate a presidential candidate who can win a presidential election.  Candidates like Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) are asking for higher taxes, universal health care, government-funded pre-school and childcare, and free tuition at state universities.  While perhaps noble, these goals could bankrupt the nation, which is already $23 trillion in debt.  In 1981, the national debt was $1 trillion.  In 1837, there was no national debt.

 The Democrats need to nominate moderate candidates who can win in farm states and the industrial Midwest.

 A good Democratic ticket must be able to win Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin — states won by Trump in 2016.  The ticket must be able to win in Minnesota, a state which Trump lost narrowly in 2016.  Winning these states, plus other traditional Democratic states, should produce a Democratic victory in the Electoral College.

 The ideal Democratic ticket should be Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).  Both senators have been able to win convincingly in their respective home states.  They both can appeal to Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans.

 Klobuchar’s Minnesota is a heavily agricultural state with some urban areas like Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Over the last 60 or so years, Minnesota has produced several very liberal presidential candidates:  Hubert Humphrey; Walter Mondale; and Eugene McCarthy.  Klobuchar is not in that same category of liberalism.

 Klobuchar, to date, has not been affected by scandal.  She exudes an image on a 1950’s and 1960’s television mom.  After having to deal with thrice-married Donald Trump, America might want someone who is a more traditional candidate socially. 

 Trump also has a nasty streak.  He is something of a “Don Rickles” president, willing to insult just about anyone. 

 For example, Trump has called former Vice President, Joseph R. Biden Jr., “sleepy Joe.”  For years, Trump has called Warren, “Pocahontas,” an apparent reference to Warren’s purported native American ancestry.  Genetic tests have shown that Warren his very little such ancestry.  Moreover, in life and after death, Trump has criticized Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), a Vietnam veteran and a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.

 Klobuchar, despite some criticism as being a demanding boss regarding her Senate staff, has the image of what some Americans call “Minnesota Nice.”  That image was reinforced in the 1970’s in The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” in which Ms. Moore played an Minneapolis-based assistant television producer who, at least in the show, was a well-liked personality.

 Klobuchar, according to some sources, may be at a disadvantage because she is a woman. However, a woman candidate, is not that unusual anymore.  In Great Britain, a country much like America in many ways, two women, Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, have served as prime ministers.  A Klobuchar-Brown ticket should be able to help the Democrats keep control of the House and perhaps take control of the Senate.

 For over 20 years, California had two Democratic women senators:  Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.  For years, Washington State has had two Democratic women senators:  Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.

 Maine had two Republican women senators from 1997 to 2013.  Olympia Snowe was a senator from 1985 to 2013.  Susan Collins has been a senator from 1997 to the present time.

 Too many Democrats are strongly attached to so-called progressive candidates like Sanders and Warren.

 The Democratic Party receives strong support from Latinos and African-Americans.  While both Klobuchar and Brown are Caucasian, they could consider such Democrats as Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, and Cory Booker — all people of color — as possible cabinet members.  A Klobuchar-Brown ticket could always dangle such cabinet positions as secretary of state and secretary of defense to elected officials of color.

 Democrats should put aside their enchantment with ultra-liberal, left-wing candidates.  Instead, they should concentrate on one — and only one — thing:  beating Donald Trump.

 And Democrats need centrist policies to avert the charge of extremism.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Skeptical Rick says

    Klobuchar’s famous clean-the-hair-comb-to-use-as-a-fork stunt speaks volumes about her personal inclinations and ‘leadership.’ She comes from the same mold as California’s Zoe Lofgren, who famous charged candy bars to the taxpayers when she needed snacks.

    As for Brown, he is another hard leftist who really differs little from all the other demented Dems already running for President. The Dems have gone so far left, that no one in the image of Tip O’Neill could ever be nominated.

  2. Gotta Gedada Displace says

    Google offers only an “actor” and an “athelete” -Who is this Colman guy – writing from OUTSIDE California ? Or just tone – deaf ignorant of how Dems have “transformed” our sad state plus IL, NJ, NY, etc. ? Why offer advice to evil traitors who hold anything else but their own “inner voices” in utter contempt ? As long as they keep digging, I’ll gladly hand over all the shovels they want until the noise is too deep to hear ! How about some advice for US about alternatives to moving out of state ?

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