On Friday’s episode of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” Ben Shapiro discusses the Democratic realization that their presidential front runners have shifted too far to the left for America to stomach. Video and partial transcript below:
And then President Trump went on to the rest of the radical Democratic agenda. He suggested Democrats support late-term abortion, which of course they do, they’re incredibly radical on this issue.
TRUMP: Every top Democrat also now supports late term abortion. And, then you’ll have [people] like a governor of Virginia. It’s not only late term abortion, it’s killing the baby after the baby is born. How about that, think of that, think of that. That’s why I’ve asked Congress to prohibit extreme late term abortion because Republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from g-d.
And all of this is good stuff and Democrats are nervous about this approach by Trump. They are nervous that their own party is running off the rails and left. So, Paul Begala for example, he was talking, a Democratic adviser, a Clinton adviser, he was talking about how the Democrats are running too far to the left. They’re abandoning even the legacy of Barack Obama, who is a very far left president; they’re running even further to the left. Here’s Begala talking about how Democrats are setting themselves up for failure:
BEGALA: When Bill de Blasio said this about deportations, Joe, the vice president, should have said some people need to be deported. Kamala Harris should have said some people need to be incarcerated. She should turn to Tulsi Gabbard [and say,] “Yes, I raised bail on people who create gun violence because gun violence is an epidemic.” … I believe many of these candidates seeking to win the nomination are setting themselves up to lose the presidency to Donald Trump.
Of course, he’s exactly right. Begala is exactly right. So is Jim Messina, former adviser to Barack Obama. He’s saying, “Why are they attacking Obama — are they nuts — what the hell is this?”
MESSINA: His approval rating with Democrats is 96%. Donald Trump’s approval rating with Democrats is 4%. So, the fact that we spent more time talking about a wildly popular president, and not talking about Donald Trump, just ceases to amaze me. But just politically, we are better off staying on the offense on President Trump, on health care, and on economic issues that make sense to voters. And I just don’t fundamentally get the strategy of going after the most popular Democratic president in modern memory.
OK, and he is not wrong about this. Even the editorial board over at The Washington Post is ripping on Democrats for doing this. They understand what’s happening over at The Washington Post. The editorial board wrote, quote:
“I DON’T understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday night, in the most notable zinger of July’s Democratic presidential primary debate. “I get a little bit tired of Democrats afraid of big ideas,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the other major candidate on the field’s left wing, piled on.
This got us thinking about some big ideas in U.S history. Like, say, amending the Constitution to outlaw liquor. Or sending half a million troops into Vietnam. Or passing a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy in a time of massive deficits.
They also call for creative solutions [that possess]
…wisdom, honesty and even a bit of modesty about government’s limitations. Having embraced President Barack Obama’s “no drama” approach to governing, often defined by the philosophy “don’t do stupid s—,” it would be odd if Democrats suddenly embraced ideological grandiosity as a prerequisite for service in the Oval Office.
That means, first, that proposals should meet a baseline degree of factual plausibility — a bar that, for example, the Medicare-for-all plan that Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren favor does not clear … The senators cannot deliver a system that provides far more benefits than other single-payer systems … while preserving the level of care and access that insured Americans currently enjoy. They should make the case for government monopoly on health care, if they want, but they should be honest about the tradeoffs.
Candidates who promise big ideas should also be pressed on how they will realize them … The next president should have a vision of progress for the nation that is expansive and inspiring. It also should be grounded in mathematical and political reality.
That’s The Washington Post editorial board recognizing that what Trump is saying is true, that the Democrats have skewed way too far left. So, Trump has got a pitch — Trump has got a pitch. It is obvious that Trump’s pitch is scaring a lot of the Democrats, as well it should.