Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Schumer: Dems didn't 'tell people what we stood for' in 2016

Schumer: Dems didn't 'tell people what we stood for' in 2016 Schumer: Dems didn't 'tell people what we stood for' in 2016
Christy Curtis | 25 July, 2017, 01:09

"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.

The ad describes Democrats as the "party of resistance" to President Donald Trump that is toting the same liberal ideas, despite the release of the new Democratic slogan, "A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future".

Following their party's devastating presidential loss in November, Democrats have been in a period of soul-searching as they seek a new message and cohesive identity in the Trump era.

When Tapper pointed to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll that found most people think the Democrats stood against Trump as opposed to "for something", Schumer reiterated his point and explained the new campaign is meant to demonstrate the party has a real economic agenda. People didn't know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump.

Months after watching working-class voters flee them, congressional Democrats promised Monday to try to win them back by vowing to be the economic populist warriors that President Trump had promised to be - but which they said he's fallen short on. Tackling the rising cost of prescription drugs. "And this is the first time we're going to have it, and our party is going to be unified". "And third, we're going to provide workers with the tools they need for the 21st-century economy". "They like that. But they want to know what do you stand for?"

Schumer also blamed Democrats, saying they're a reason why Americans are unclear of what the party represents. We are still below the median wage when you compare us to other communities across the country", she said, adding: "We can't rely on tourism and real estate any longer.

As Democrats tried to rebrand as the party offering "a better deal" for voters, Republicans panned the effort as little more than "recycled" talking points.

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