Consultant Insight on Future of Democrat Party

Our local lefty blogger likes to post articles by Republican Consultants explaining how Republicans can never win another election unless they change their conservative views and move to the middle.

Here is a view from a Democratic Consultant on their future in the next election cycle.

By Ron Fournier

Incoming from Democrats:

“Dem Party is F****d.” That was the subject line of an email sent to me Sunday by a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill. The body of the email contained a link to this Los Angeles Times story about Obamacare “sticker shock:”

“These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.”

“Although recent criticism of the healthcare law has focused on website glitches and early enrollment snags, experts say sharp price increases for individual policies have the greatest potential to erode public support for President Obama’s signature legislation.”

It looks to me like the Republicans who have been against ObamaCare from the git-go may yet have a chance to win some elections. I wonder what our local lefty Purple Purgatory blogger has to say about this consultants view.

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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4 Responses to Consultant Insight on Future of Democrat Party

  1. Russ Steele says:

    I invite readers to check out some more thoughts on our local lefty blogger at Bob Crabb’s blogs here:


  2. Dena says:

    Nobody can out left a lefty and republican moving to the middle will just split the party between republicans and libertarians. Socialism is a fever that has hit this country several times in the 20th century and when the people start seeing how bad the idea is, the fever breaks and then we need to have someone in place who can fix the mess that was left behind. It’s a question of what’s right and wrong – black and white where a shade of gray may make people feel better but will not solve the problem. The big problem is the republicans have compromised them selves so far to the left to get the left to agree to something that they no longer have anything to offer when they come to the table. This is why we see the senate democrats refuse to agree to anything. They have it all and they know it. We can only hope everything crashes soon so the mess is not as hard to clean up.


  3. Sean says:

    There was an article this morning by Joel Kotkin on the cities creating the most middle class jobs. None of them was in California. It said this about Chicago and LA, “Chicago and Los Angeles remain the nation’s largest industrial regions, but they are also among the most rapidly de-industrializing areas in the country. New York City, once among the world’s leading industrial centers, with roughly a million manufacturing workers in 1950, is down to around 75,000.”
    So if California had a large, stable middle class, there might be a problem for Democrats. But in a state where the most rapidly growing groups are the very rich and the very poor, the sticker shock to the middle class might not be such a big deal.


    • Russ Steele says:

      I expect we will be hearing more about sticker shock once the systems are up and running and people get their invoices. Some of the online information is very misleading. Stay Tuned


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