Are the Democrats’ special interest armies dooming the Democrats this fall? Based on what I’m reading in this article, I’d argue that these organizations are setting Democrats up for a historic failure in the Senate this fall.
What gives it away is where it says “Activists have developed plans to pressure these senators as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who they are holding accountable to keep the entire caucus together in opposition. Indivisible has set up a toll free line to connect constituents directly with senators, as well as a call script to be used when they reach their respective offices. According to a member of the organization, the website briefly crashed due to overwhelming interest when the organization’s co-founder Ezra Levin appeared on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show last Thursday. The group also held a town hall on Monday at which Schumer was supposed to field questions from constituents, seen as an opportunity to hold him accountable. His plane had mechanical issues which kept him from the sweltering event at the air conditioning less-Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, leading him to do a telephone town hall instead.”
If all Democrat senators vote not to confirm President Trump’s nominee, the campaign ads against Tester, Heitkamp, McCaskill, Donnelly, Nelson, Brown, Manchin, Casey, Kaine, Baldwin, Stabenow and Smith will write themselves. With the exception of Tina Smith, all of these senators will have voted to keep Obamacare and against the Trump/GOP tax cuts. Seven of these senators will have voted against both of Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, too. If that sounds like smart strategy for red state Democrats, then you must be part of one of the Democrats’ special interest groups.
Do these clowns look like they’re capable of rousing the Democrat base? I don’t think so. If the Democrats succeed in stopping President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, 2018 will be the Senate version of 2010.