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Michael Ahrens - July 25, 2017

The Democrats’ new “Better Deal” messaging is so bad that even MSNBC is making fun of it.

Schumer and Pelosi’s weak attempt to recycle their old talking points doesn’t change fact that the far left has taken hold of the Democrat Party and all it wants is more resistance and obstruction.

WaPo’s Eugene Robinson: It’s just not terribly bold to tell you the truth… It's far from the best. And there's nothing there that sort of punches you in the gut, that tears at your heart, that involves you emotionally. You know, slogans 101. I mean, there are all these mad geniuses of advertising and of Hollywood that are long-time and loyal Democrats, get some of them in a room.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski: I’ll say that they're looking for a complete shakeup of anti-trust enforcement. They want the Federal Trade commission and other regulators to blah blah blah. … Here's the problem. I feel bad, because this is a great group of people. ... But -- especially in my eyes because I’m a Democrat, but they're setting themselves up here…  They need a person who stands for those things.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: Mika, it's so bland. It's so vanilla. It’s so terrible.

MSNBC’s Chris Jansing: “A Better Deal, Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.” It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue because I had to read it, which a lot of people say sounds like Papa Johns: “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza.”

WaPo’s Anne Gearan: Republican activists showed up with pizza boxes with that printed on it, and it said, “And Still Pelosi.” So Democrats may have handed Republicans something to make fun of them with. But you're right, it doesn't roll off the tongue. And it's reminiscent, frankly, of the main pillars of the Hillary Clinton campaign, the economic pillars of Hillary’s campaign last year which, you know, she spent a year and a half talking about, and obviously were not enough and obviously didn't resonate with people in the way that Trump's much simpler and more direct economic message did.

MSNBC’s Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN): I think it's a decent try, but it misses the point. …when Democrats talk about pro-growth and pro jobs and pro-consumer. Democrats almost talk about it in ways that they think those three aims are inherently and permanently in conflict. … And for some reason when Democrats talk about these things, they sound as if they are talking about each of them in silos and I think they miss the point. If you look at the special election races that we lost, and even the way Schumer started his remarks, he said we lost because he had no clear, cogent, coherent economic message. And I – again I applaud them for trying, but there is still no – there’s no rhyme there.

 


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