Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bitter Clingers Redux

DNC Chair Tom Perez, quoted by Ed Driscoll guest blogging at Instapundit, on Democrats’ problems reaching many voters.
We need to build a bigger orchestra. They’ve had a big orchestra for some time and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at a local level or Fox at a national level. I’ve learned this from the outreach we’ve done at the DNC. . . .And I had someone in Northwestern Wisconsin tell me, ‘You know what, for most of the people I know, their principal sources of information are Fox News, their NRA newsletter, and the pulpit on Sunday.’”
I’m hearing echoes of Obama’s “bitter clingers” in that WI description, certainly the guns and religion part anyway. But Perez is wrong about creating “a bigger orchestra.”

If ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, Hollywood and most major newspapers aren’t enough “orchestra” or “megaphone,” what more could Democrats do to reach people who’ve deliberately tuned them O-U-T?

That train has left the station and gone, there’s no catching it. They’ve heard the Dem ‘message’ and rejected it. Maybe change the message? Maybe stop telling whites their very existence is toxic?