• Depressed Democrats Concerned for Their Party’s Prospects

    Surge Summary: Many Democrats – including some prominent ones – are troubled their party blew it with their bungled impeachment effort and/or is hurtling down the path of extreme Leftism – to its detriment.

    by Gary Bauer

    Democrats are in the dumps.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.  A top House Democrat source told Fox News [Thursday]“We all knew how this was going.  But everyone’s depressed.”

    The long knives are out too, as the recriminations and finger-pointing begin.  Referring specifically to the impeachment fiasco, another Democrat source said that the leadership was “steamrolled by the progressive wing of the party.”

    I’m with the president on this – I can’t feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, not after what they just put the country through.  They should have had the courage to stand up to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mean tweets, especially after Special Counsel Robert Mueller found nothing.  But they caved to the pressure and the country suffered needlessly.

    And many Democrats are furious.  For example:

    • Don Peebles, a top Obama fundraiser, said today, “Look, I just don’t recognize the Democratic Party right now.  I mean, the party has turned so far-left.” He blasted Pelosi’s speech-ripping stunt as “unprofessional,” “undiplomatic” and “disrespectful to the country as a whole.”  (More on that below.)
    • Famed Clinton strategist James Carville said this week that he’s “scared to death” that his party is going down the path of the British Labour Party, which just got trounced for its radicalism and anti-Semitism.  Carville worried that Bernie Sanders and the Squad were turning the Democrat Party into an “ideological cult,” pushing extreme issues like open borders and “people voting from jail cells.”  He’s not wrong.
    • Progressive activist and commentator Van Jones said that Trump is making a serious play for black support, and that he has an effective message that his policies have helped historically black colleges and black workers.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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