What will the Democrats’ overall message be for the midterm elections?
The “Outnumbered” panel took on the question Thursday, with former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie and Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren agreeing that the Democrats’ message can be mostly summed up in three parts:
1. Impeach President Trump.
2. Raise your taxes.
3. Shield illegal immigrants.
Bossie said the party has not had a real agenda in years that can match Trump’s “Make America Great Again” message. Lahren argued that the far-left “resistance” is far more visible than moderates within the party.
“The further they move to the left, the better it’s gonna be for [Republicans] in 2020. … The anti-Trump marches, the pink hats, the anger, the shielding of illegal immigrants. That’s what the Democratic Party has become, so then you lose the moderates,” she said.
Marie Harf agreed that Democrats need to run more toward the middle, but applauded the party for choosing effective candidates for specific districts, like Gov. Ralph Northam in Virginia and Rep. Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania.
“There are messages that will resonate,” she said, forecasting problems in 2020 when the party must pick a presidential nominee that all factions can support.
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