There is no doubt that the narrative of the Democratic Party is being driven by freshmen (no misogyny intended) Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley. No one is talking, writing about, interviewing or discussing the 23 Democratic Party primary candidates for President.
President Trump is a strategist.
President Trump knows that he must drive the political narrative if Republicans are to retake the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020. This is his primary goal. Without retaking the House he cannot get things done, which is what the American people want, Congress to work together to get things done.
His favorite tool, political weapon of choice, is the tweet. President Trump uses his tweets as a modern form of political bait and switch. Trump understands that Democrats are invested in hate. They cannot help themselves. He knows they will immediately strike back at whatever he tweets. Their favorite tools are name calling and playing the victim. They will then overreach and expose themselves for what they really are.
When President Trump tweets something it becomes the goto story for the media. His tweets will ignite commentators on CNN, NBC, ABC, PBS and FOX News to pounce on each every tweet.
The current narrative is about the President tweeting about “progressive” Congresswomen in the House Democratic caucus. On Sunday, July 14th, Trump tweeted:
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
While President Trump did not name the “Progressive” Congresswomen, they couldn’t help themselves by having a “coming out” press conference. These self-identified “Progressive” Congresswomen are now labeled “The Squad” made up of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley.
The Squad feels empowered by the President to take action to defend themselves. What has happened is that they have confirmed what President Trump tweeted. What follows is this Squad then works to control of the narrative of the Democratic Party. They instantly become the face of the Democratic Party via social media, news networks and headlines in print publications.
But is that good for Democrats?
The Winning Trump Strategy for 2020
President Trump understands that in order to continue his Make America Great Again and Keep America Great policies he must win the White House, expand the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, and most importantly, retake the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. This is why he is focused on tweeting about members of the Democratic caucus in the House. It is a divide and conquer strategy and it appears to be working. Since his Sunday, July 14, 2019, tweets President Trump’s popularity among Republicans has risen while his overall approval rating has not changed.
While President Trump was at a rally in North Carolina the U.S. House voted on an impeachment resolution put forward by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). Politico reported, “137 Democrats and 194 Republicans voted to delay consideration of the measure [to impeach President Trump] indefinitely, effectively killing it. The result was cheered by Republicans who were quick to emphasize the overwhelming bipartisan vote to block Trump’s impeachment — as well as the fact that more Democrats than ever voted to immediately consider articles of impeachment.”
Watch as President Trump presents a list of grievances against Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the “Squad.”
The more Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley talk, introduce legislation and drive the political narrative the better it is for Republicans. The better it is for President Trump’s re-election.
Shedding Light on “The Squad”
The more President Trump and the Republican Party talk about the “Squad” the more it unites the Republican base and draws Independent and moderate Democratic Party voters to #WalkAway. Watch those at the Trump rally in North Carolina chant “send her back!”
President Trump understands how to win, focus on the most extreme wing of the Democratic Party. Embolden these extremists. Let these extremists define the Democratic Party. And win in 2020.
Simple but effective.
You win elections by getting your base engaged and demoralizing your opponents base. You also win when your opponents do stupid things like deface an America flag at an ICE detention facility and raise the flag of Mexico. You can bet that Republican campaign ads, memes and videos will show the “Squad” refusing to condemn al Qaeda, the violence of Antifa and hate for Trump supporters. These will be played over and over again nationwide.
The question now is how many states will President Trump carry in 2020? Some are saying 47 or 48.
Can’t wait for the next round of Democratic Party candidates for President debate. It will be most interesting to see if some of the questions are all about the “Squad!”
Get your popcorn and stay tuned.
Ilhan Omar ‘Doesn’t Regret’ Anti-Semitic Comments.
President Trump rally in North Carolina on July 17, 2019 (full video).