More evidence is emerging that the Democrats may have let their electoral chances slip through their hands and the canary in the coal mine belongs to none other than Al Sharpton.
Despite total media dominance, mass organized protests, calls to action by celebrities and a climate of racial tension unseen in decades, the Democrats are on the verge of mucking up their shot at retaking the presidency in 2020.
There is still no unifying leadership figure short of a socialist cadaver and the party has no message that appeals to the public outside of what they need to feed to their collection of angry identity groups to keep them on the reservation. Not exactly positive signs of a party on the upswing despite the promises of that great “blue wave” that will come rolling in.
Some seem to be resigned to the party’s fate and the reelection of President Trump. The Reverend Al is one of them unless the Dems are able to get tougher or to pull a rabbit named Oprah out of the hat.
— MAGA News Report (@MagaNewsReport) June 7, 2018
Via The Washington Free Beacon “Al Sharpton: Democrats Are ‘Too Tame,’ Could Lose to Trump in 2020”:
Unless Democrats toughen up and fight Donald Trump on his own terms, the Republican president could be on track to be reelected, civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Wednesday.
Sharpton was in London to speak to black parliamentarians and an advisor to Prime Minister Teresa May, when he took questions from a group of Guardian U.K. reporters about his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election.
The Guardian reported the MSNBC host told them “Donald Trump is on course to be re-elected in 2020” because all the rumored Democratic candidates are “too tame to deal with an untamed opponent.”
Here are some more pearls of Al’s wisdom from The Guardian:
In a wide-ranging and candid conversation, Rev Sharpton expressed his fear that this lack of leadership could lead to disappointment in the midterm elections in November. Landslide wins for Democrats would take a mobilisation that he had not yet seen, he said. “You can’t just announce a wave, you have to organise a wave.”
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As to who might take on Trump in 2020, he said that Oprah Winfrey “could beat Trump in a heartbeat”, speaking especially to poorer voters: “She’s been broke longer than she’s been rich,” he said. But he suspected the TV star and entrepreneur was not keen to run. Former vice president Joe Biden would enjoy strong black support, Sharpton said, not least because “he covered [Barack] Obama’s back for eight years”.
Democrats needed to pay less attention to the president’s tweets or the latest twists in Robert Mueller’s probe into collusion with Russia, Sharpton said, and craft instead a message based on “rights, jobs and healthcare. You got to get the message right; then you’ll get the messenger.” He added that waiting for Trump to self-destruct “is not a political strategy.”
The longtime campaigner and baptist minister also had stern words for the activists of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Where are Black Lives Matter now? You gave Obama hell, but where are you all now with Trump?”
If you’re putting your hope on Black Lives Matter and Oprah then it may be time for the rats to start eying the lifeboats.