So, the Democrats come out with an alternative plan pulling a Donald Trump.
“Completely sapped of power in Washington, top leaders of the Democratic Party now believe that the best way to fight a president who penned “The Art of the Deal” is with an economic agenda that they plan to call “A Better Deal.”
The campaign-style motto, panned by some liberal activists as details began to trickle out ahead of the Monday rollout, is designed to revive a party desperate to win back at least some control next year. The push comes months earlier than most campaign-year sales pitches begin — an acknowledgment of the need to shore up public opinion of the Democratic Party in the faster pace of modern politics.” The Washington Post
But wait, not only do the Democrats come up with a pretty lame slogan, A Better Deal, lacking originality and creative thought, they do the same thing as Trump does…
Come up with a name with little detail telling people the plan will be unveiled at a campaign event in Virginia.
“Democratic leaders shared few details to preserve suspense around the plan, which is scheduled to be unveiled Monday at an event in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, where the party hopes to defeat incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R). But some lawmakers, aides and outside advocates consulted on the new agenda said that it is expected to focus on new proposals to fund job-training programs, renegotiate trade deals and address soaring prescription-drug costs, as well as other issues. It is also expected to endorse long-held Democratic principles, including “a living wage” of $15 per hour and already unveiled spending plans for infrastructure that would expand broadband Internet access into rural counties.”
The Democrats fail because they stink at messaging. If this is the best they can do (copy Trump) then they are in trouble again. Relying on to Trump to screw up and recycling his campaign slogans will not resonate with voters, and Democrats will continue to struggle.
This is a party that lost touch with its base. This is a party that is just as out of sync with Americans as the Republicans. So, what to Democrats do? They try to reconnect by recycling the Trump “Art of The Deal” into “A Better Deal?”
Why not just drop the slick campaign slogans and tell voters Democrats are working on
“affordable health care, rebuilding America’s infrastructure, and giving Americans the opportunity for good jobs, with good benefits at a good wage.” Tell Americans you are working for them by communicating with them in simple understandable language leaving the slick campaigns behind…
Then outline the details. Quit the Trump mimicking and just talk with, not at, Americans.
You just might change the catastrophic political course you are on…
Plus, “A Better Deal” was already taken, check out #BadIranDeal.
"...advertising and marketing executives panned the effort to Mic in interviews, calling the sloganeering “painfully dry,” “a missed opportunity” and “exactly how the Republican party wins.” All of the executives suggested that the party has, more than six months after the painful loss of Clinton’s presidential race, not learned the lessons of a campaign that failed to connect with enough voters in key states." Mic
Moreover, it has already been used by Republicans as the picture above shows. Bad idea, the Democrats are proving to be their own worst enemies.