Tucker Carlson said Democrats are in dire need of a new message because the “new” slogan they just rolled out sure sounds like a ripoff of President Trump‘s 2016 presidential platform and “MAGA” policies.
The Fox News host made the observations shortly after West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced he switched parties from Democrat to Republican at a Trump rally Thursday night.
With Justice’s defection, there are now 34 Republican governors in the United States, 15 Democrats, and 1 independent who leans Democrat. The GOP also controls the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives (although so far, they’ve been unable to capitalize on their dominance).
Tucker told Democratic strategist Danielle McLaughlin her flailing party needs a better message if they want to stop the political bleeding. “You can’t just win on identity politics and transgender bathrooms,” he quipped.
Carlson then rattled off the Democrats’ “new” proposed plans and slogan “A Better Deal,” saying the ideas sound just like Trump’s “Make America Great Again” policies:
Stop trade cheating and market manipulation. Tax companies that ship jobs overseas. Crack down on currency manipulators. Punish outsourcing. Create an independent trade board to prosecute unfair trade policies. Buy American.
It’s got everything but build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. That’s Trump’s platform from the 2016 election, isn’t it?
McLaughlin claimed the Democrats had been discussing these ideas for years but failed to put forth a coherent message.
“I think Democrats have been talking about this for a while, but they haven’t been directing their megaphone toward these important messages on trade and American jobs,” she said. “They have tried to build a big tent but they lost their core messages.”
In July, the Dems were mercilessly mocked after social media users pointed out that their “new” tagline “A Better Deal” was a ripoff of the marketing slogan used by the Papa John’s pizza chain.
Conservatives can’t resist pitching ideas after Dem’s ‘cheesy’ 2018 slogan is mercilessly mocked. How about… https://t.co/uxBP6GMq5v
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 23, 2017
The Democrats are in serious trouble after suffering four straight defeats in special elections this year. This is on top of losing the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House at the 2016 elections.
With no charismatic leader to hoist up the party for the 2020 presidential election, career politicians like Maxine Waters, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, have all suggested they may run in 2020.
That’s music to Republicans’ ears, because they’re confident President Trump can easily defeat any of those clowns.