I suspect most people would see a clip like this, featuring a senior Democratic leader, and roll their eyes:
JIM CLYBURN: “What I see here are parallels to what the history was in this world back in the 1930s in Germany.”
“If [voters] don’t vote for Democrats…they are somehow supporting something akin to Hitler?”
CLYBURN: “If they don’t vote against [election] deniers” pic.twitter.com/nGAOagvTbT
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 6, 2022
That’s the man who recently admitted his whole party knew their nearly $2 trillion partisan spending binge would fuel inflation, then did it anyway. Here he was having a normal one, showing up on a Sunday news program in a Hawaiian shirt to drop casual Nazi comparisons. Desperation takes many forms. Their flop sweat may have worsened as they read this warning on ‘extremism’ from their own coalition:
New memo from centrist Dem think tank Third Way: “Despite a roster of GOP candidates who are extreme by any standard, voters see Democrats as just as extreme, as well as far less concerned about the issues that most worry them.” (Via @axios) https://t.co/DaSA8WOCOx
— Josh Kraushaar (@JoshKraushaar) November 7, 2022
Third Way — a center-left think tank backed by some of the biggest names in Democratic politics — is sounding the alarm about deep-seated party flaws, based on its own new polling from Senate battlegrounds…Lifelong, respected Democrats are saying the quiet part out loud — that if Republicans have a huge night on Tuesday, as polls are blaring, Democrats must blame “much deeper” problems than simply the “historical trends” that beset the party in power…James Carville, Ruy Teixeira and other Dems have been making this case for more than a year, seizing initially on the embrace of “defund the police” by some progressives…“Democrats are underwater on issues voters name as their highest priorities, including the economy, immigration, and crime.” “[V]oters question whether the party shares essential values like patriotism and the importance of hard work. … Only 43% of voters say Democrats value hard work, compared to 58% for Republicans.”… “Democrats are benefitting from a perception among voters that Republicans are extreme, but they cannot fully reap the gains of this view, as voters think Democrats are extreme as well.” The bottom line: Democrats need to make major changes to the party brand to avoid another potential wipeout in 2024.
Democrats are perceived as out-of-touch and extreme because they are out-of-touch and extreme. The soft-on-crime, ‘defund the police’ element has been indulged and coddled, if not promoted, within their party. They want the government to spend even more, and take over the healthcare system, making tens of millions of Americans’ plans illegal.