Friday, June 23, 2017
To win, Democrats will do anything except lay off the culture war
(NYPost) How much do Democrats really want to defeat President Trump?
There’s no doubt that Democrats want to watch TV programs that excoriate the president. They want to give money to candidates opposing him. They want to fantasize about frog-marching him straight from his impeachment proceedings to the nearest federal penitentiary.
But do they want to do the one thing that would make it easier to win tough races in marginal areas, namely moderate on the cultural issue? Not so much.
In retrospect, Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District was overdetermined.
He didn’t live in the district. He had no record of public service. Youthful to a fault, he looked like he should have been running for class president.
Yet it didn’t help that he was an orthodox liberal who conceded nothing on cultural issues, even though he was running in a Republican district in the South.
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by Rich Lowry