Chuck Schumer is going to get himself in a world of trouble with the Clinton mafia… er, I mean family. I hope his life insurance is paid up, because after Hillary hears about his most recent comments, she is going to be irate!
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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is the Senate minority leader and he’s had a tough go of leadership so far. His team got walloped in the 2016 election and in the almost year since, he’s still be unable to come up with a unifying message for his party. This week was supposed to change all of that. The Democrats were unveiling a new slogan and supposedly a new plan as well, and Schumer was going to finally cut ties with the Clintons. Sadly, for the Democrats, their new slogan was roundly mocked, the new plans never materialized, and his cutting ties with the Clintons looked more like throwing Hillary under the bus. (Which is fine with us.)
Here’s what Schumer said when asked by the Washington Post about their 2016 loss:
“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in an interview previewing the new plan. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.
Here’s a quick reminder of all of the things that Hillary Clinton blamed for her loss, other than herself, of course.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 1, 2017
Obviously, Schumer is talking about Hillary Clinton in the first part of his statement when he says you can only blame yourself. If that weren’t hurtful enough to Clinton who constantly argues that she bears no fault for anything, ever… the second half of his statement should cut even deeper. Schumer, rightly, slams the Clinton campaign for never having a compelling message to give the voters about why they should cast a ballot for her. Instead, the Clinton team focused on reminding the voters that they shouldn’t cast their vote for the other guy. That’s no way to win a national election, and the Democrats lost because of it.
Schumer is right. Hillary Clinton has only herself to blame for her loss. However, the Democrat Party has only itself to blame for running such a terrible candidate in the first place. The DNC cheated, handed Hillary Clinton a rigged primary, and ensured their loss on their own. Maybe next time they should just let Democrat voters choose the candidate they want instead?
Things may only get worse for Schumer and the Democrats because the relaunch of their new slogan, and plan is thus far falling flat and the GOP was prepared with a new attack of their own. Let three different Obama-era Democrat communications experts explain how bad the Democrats latest scheme is:
Please God someone tell me this is not real. This is the shittiest slogan I have ever seen. Fire the consultant who created it right now. https://t.co/mrwtJONdss
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) July 20, 2017
Fire every consultant involved. https://t.co/eNr1RTGb4N
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 20, 2017
If your slogan uses a colon or a comma, back to the drawing board.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 20, 2017
When your own team can’t stand the motto it’s time to start over.
By the way, the GOP has already responded to the Democrats new tactic, and if this is any indication about the the campaign fight will go over the next year… then the Democrats are in BIG trouble.