The Democrat Party’snew slogan, rolled out on Monday by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (shown, D-N.Y.) in theNew York Times, sounds an awful lot like the slogan of Papa John’s Pizza (“Better Ingredients, Better Pizza, Papa John’s.”) The new official slogan of the party, according to Schumer, is “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.”
A closer look reveals old, tired, stale, and tasteless ideas of a party that not only has lost its way, but has lost a majority of Americans along the way. A recentWashington Post/ABC News poll revealed that 52 percent of those polled said the Democrat Party “just standsagainstTrump,” while barely more than a third said the party “currently standsforsomething.”
But with the 2018 elections bearing down on the party out of power, it is moving to clarify exactly what it stands for, hoping to reengage and reactivate voters lost to Trump in 2016. The chances of regaining the House are marginal: The party needs to gain 24 new seats there (and keep all the seats they currently have) just to reach the 218 votes for a majority. And the Senate, for all intents and purposes, is a lost cause, with 25 seats currently held by Democrats up for grabs, while only the Republican seats in Arizona and Nevada are expected to face a serious challenge by Democrats.
But Schumer forged ahead anyway, blowing the dust off old ideas in hopes that somehow, some way, they will reconnect with an electorate tired of bloated government and empty slogans.