A senior correspondent at The Federalist, John Davidson, claimed Democrats are not fully over the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, and said their rigid views prevent them from putting together a majority voting bloc.
“I think the Democrats haven’t quite accepted the 2016 election,” Davidson said. (RELATED: NYT Reporter Says She Knows People Who Are Still In Therapy Over Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss)
“They haven’t accepted the fact that about half the country is not on board with these left-wing progressive ideas that might poll well, but once they are, you know, subjected to a little bit of scrutiny, people realize what massive expansion of government is required to pull off something like free college or guaranteed income. And Hillary Clinton campaigned on those things because she had to pander to the Democratic base and it didn’t work out for her,” he said.
Davidson thinks Democrats are “triggered” by Trump’s presence in the White House and said they don’t feel they have to share the country with people of different beliefs.
“The issue is larger than Trump,” he said. “I think we have seen this happening prior to Trump’s appearance on the national political stage. And part of the reason is that when it comes right down to it, Democrats don’t feel as though they need to share the country with Republicans and with Independents that disagree with him.”
Davidson said Democrats could rally a majority coalition of voters together but refuse to embrace any policy that isn’t radical or far left.
“The irony is that Democrats could put together a majority coalition right now. Given Trump’s unpopularity among Independents and Democrats. If they would just compromise on a few key issues like abortion, for example,” he concluded. “Or maybe go easy on the socialism. But they are not willing to do it. Why? It’s because they have this doctrine narrow mindset about every single policy proposal. If you are not on board with every single idea, then you are out and your vote doesn’t matter and they don’t want your vote.”
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