As our national politicly divide turns ever more toxic, there are sure to be a great many who find themselves sheared off from the mainstream political gray.
These listless souls, who lament the nonsensical and whimsical angst of our legislative extremes are ripe for the picking, no doubt, and only those politicians with the broadest and most cogent pitches can woo them away.
Given the wild hairs tickling the backsides of the liberal left as of late, President Trump believes that he may very well be able to coerce a few of the more moderate liberals to join his conservative coalition…and he’s betting a fair chunk of resources on doing just that.
The Trump reelection campaign is betting that “disaffected Democrats” have had enough of radical progressivism, launching the “Democrats for Trump” coalition on Thursday.
“From the sham impeachment to the outright embrace of socialism, the Democrat party of today is unrecognizable and leaving moderate Democrats behind,” said President Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, in a statement. “For Democrats who feel abandoned by the socialist radicalization of their party, there is room for you on Team Trump and we welcome you to join the movement and a President that are putting America first.”
Parscale also took to Twitter to release campaign internal polling showing the possibility of Democrats holding House seats in districts won by Trump in 2016.
Others within the organization summed it up quite succinctly:
“President Trump speaks for a generation of Democrats who feel abandoned by today’s partisan tactics,” said Tony Mace, Cibola County, New Mexico, sheriff, in a statement from the campaign. “Coastal elitists and left-wing radicals have seized the Democrat Party.”
The maneuver could very well have been bolstered by the recent defection of New Jersey Representative Jeff Van Drew, who on Thursday officially announced that he would now be a Republican as opposed to a Democrat.