At long last, it seems a few within the Democratic Party are beginning to come face to face with the reality conservative media has been warning them about for months. That reality? When everything comes out in the wash and the Russian mountain turns out to be a Moscow molehill, the American people are going to want to know just what in the hell kind of game liberals have been playing for the past year. And, having failed to present themselves as anything other than the Party Against Trump for the last seven months, how will they convince people to vote for them if there’s no “there” there?
“In the races where I’m working, I think voters think that Russia is important and that the questions need to get answered,” Bill Burton, a veteran Democratic consultant, said at a political convention this past weekend. “But they’re mostly sick of hearing about it, and they want to hear politicians talk about things that are more directly important in their lives.”
In a state that is critical to the party’s efforts to retake the House, Darry Sragow, a Democratic strategist whose California Target Book handicaps races in California, called Russia a “distraction” and said Democrats “are going to be in deep, deep trouble if they don’t start talking about what voters care about.”
“We need to talk about what people think about when they wake up in the morning, and it’s not Russia,” Sragow said. “The more we talk about stuff that voters don’t truly care about in their daily lives … it confirms that the Democratic Party’s brain has been eaten by the elites in Washington who have been sitting fat and happy for a lot of years while working Americans have lost their jobs and lost confidence in the future.”
Well, gee, there may be hope for this backwards political party after all.
But don’t get too excited, because from every visible indication we’ve seen, the Democrats are still going full steam ahead on the Russia story. This week it was revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has convened a Washington, D.C. grand jury, indicating that he’s just getting started in his investigation. That may not culminate in any meaningful indictments, but it will give the liberals in the mainstream media plenty to talk about for the next year. As we saw with the Hillary Clinton sinking ship last year, the Black Lives Matter movement, and so many other things, the left just doesn’t know when to quit.