While most left-leaning along with some of the center-right media are busily undermining President Donald J. Trump’s national agenda items, the Democrats are facing the music of reality checks too.
“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had choice words for Hillary Clinton in an interview over the weekend,” Fox News reported, “blasting the Democratic presidential nominee for blaming Russia for her loss to now-President Trump — who picked up on the jab in a Monday morning tweet.”
“When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer told the Washington Post.
“So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for,” the minority leader said, adding “just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
The president tweeted his approval, saying “After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that ‘Democrats should blame ourselves, not Russia.”
MHARR Concerned that Industry Opportunity Could Be Slipping
The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform’s President and CEO, Mark Weiss, JD, released a detailed statement explaining why the industry needs to act while it can, because the political clock is ticking. While other industries were getting regulatory roll-backs, manufactured housing was still struggling under an Obama Administration hold over, Pam Danner, JD.
Industry and Nation Watch, Wait For End of Political Gridlock
Attentive Daily Business News readers may recall that just after the election, the Clinton camp provided a memo of their “TP” or talking points to her supporters (see Clinton campaign memo, download linked here). The initial internal memo to senior staff cited Comey – not Russia – at the time as the cause for her downfall.
In May, Clinton said she took “absolute personal responsibility,” but then added that if the election was held on October 27th, “I’d be your president” because “I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but were scared off.”
What the former Secretary of State didn’t admit was that the leaked items were not refuted by her or her the bulk of the leadership of the Democratic Party.
“Better Deal” – or Desperate Deal?
In a report linked here, a short history that lead up to the “Better Deal” Democratic Party rebranding was laid out.
Townhall quoted House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saying that their new slogans “articulate a strong, bold economic program for the middle class.”
But a mocking writer in left-leaning Newsweek said it sounded like someone had ripped off Papa John’s Pizza’s “Better Ingredients” slogan, and tried to make it useful for the Dems.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called the focus group tested new campaign “bland,” “vanilla,” and “terrible.”
It hasn’t been long since NBC’s Chuck Todd admitted that while the president lacked a clear majority, that he still had a plurality and still leads the biggest movement in U.S. politics today.
POTUS Prodding the GOP Senate
Needling his own party by saying he had his pen in hand, waiting to sign a bill that would repeal and replace ObamaCare, the president has privately and publicly been pushing members of his own party to stop stalling and start keeping their promises to voters back home.
John McCain came back for a razor close procedural vote that would open up the Senate for the debate of a bill. What looked “dead” a week ago, may have a little life in it still.
And isn’t that how the Trump campaign dramatically pulled it out last year, just days before the election? While few were as bold as MHProNews in saying that the president could win it, when most polls gave him less than a 10 percent chance of victory, perhaps the reality TV star understands that “never quit” can often yield…
…the unexpected victory. ## (News, analysis.)
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