Democrats are finally starting to realize that their silly partisan attacks on the President and his party simply aren’t working.
Democrat Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) says it’s time to stop attacking President Trump and actually start articulating a plan for the future:
I think our challenge is to put forward a strong and clear agenda that helps Middle Americans look at the two parties and look at the directions we’d like to take the country and say they would rather have Congress in the hands of Democrats.
At the moment, Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House. So, they’ve got the opportunity to move their agenda in a way they haven’t had in a long time. We need to be not just pointing at some of the excesses or even outrages of President Trump, some of the statements he made as a candidate or some of the choices he’s making, and instead put forward a positive and constructive agenda. I think if we don’t do that, we won’t be successful in 2018. If we do do that, I think we’ve got a really strong chance of taking back the House.
Democrat Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) says it’s time to move on from stupid Russia stories:
I think what it means — the Democrats have to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican Party is all about economic growth for millionaires and billionaires. And the Democratic Party is about economic growth for everybody.
And I think Robert Costa is right. The fact that we had spent so much time talking about Russia has you know, has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda which is on economics.
You know, when I’m back in Connecticut, I often get on a commuter bus and ride it for just an hour to talk to folks that, you know, frankly don’t normally call my office or write my office. And I’ll just say they are never talking about issues like Russia. They are not talking frankly about what’s on cable news at night. They are talking about the same things — wages, they’re talking about education, they’re talking about public safety.
And so I think Democrats have to be hyper-focused on an economic contrast. And I think this president is handing it to us. He is using this administration, this presidency to enrich himself and his millionaire friends. We’ve got to be focused on an economic agenda for everybody else.