If there’s any lesson at all from 2016, it’s that Americans are sick to death of wealthy coastal elites trying to dictate the nation’s politics.
Yet right now… as we gear up for this year’s critical midterm election battle… the Democrats have a wealthy coastal elite pouring millions into an attempt to undermine the 2016 election.
Talk about sore losers!
California billionaire Tom Steyer is trying to pressure and bully Democratic candidates into adopting his priorities.
Priority number one? Impeach Donald Trump!
He’s pumped millions into his “Need to Impeach” campaign, including clueless tone-deaf TV spots. Now, his group has just sent a list of talking points to more than 5,000 Democratic candidates around the nation.
These talking points call President Donald Trump “one of the gravest dangers our country has ever confronted.”
This country has faced down and defeated the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany… but these crackpots think a democratically elected leader who won a free and fair election is one of the “gravest dangers.”
Leaving aside the fact that there’s zero grounds for impeachment, there’s a reason many Democrats are quietly worried about Steyer’s moneyed meddling fingers.
It’s a loser of an issue!
Just 40 percent of Americans support impeachment, while 49 percent oppose it. In other words, it’s an issue big with the far left but one both conservatives and middle-ground voters oppose.
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Since whichever side gets those middle-ground voters in their corner will usually win, the impeachment issue is more to backfire than anything else.
“The threat of impeachment is something that unifies everybody in the party, even if you’re not a big Trump supporter,” former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski noted to The New York Times.
As a result, Steyer could ensure that Republicans turn out in force and win the midterms despite the media’s constant gloom-and-doom predictions for the party.
The fact that Steyer is backing a loser of an issue isn’t too surprising.
He’s a big winner in the world of business, as his fortune can attest. But when it comes to politics, he’s been just the opposite.
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A commentary in Investor’s Business Daily even called him the “biggest loser of the 2016 election.”
“His plan was to link arms with the AFL-CIO to mobilize the Democratic base and recruit Millennial voters to rise up to defeat Donald Trump and put Hillary Clinton in the White House,” wrote Craig Richardson, executive director of Environment and Energy Legal Institute. “He failed abysmally on every count.”
He spent $88 million supporting Hillary Clinton and leftist candidates… and we all know how that election turned out.
The Washington Free Beacon notes that his various super PACs backed a total of 14 candidates at multiple levels in 2014, including Clinton.
Eight of them lost.
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Instead of solidifying the left’s core groups, he alienated them by pushing a climate-driven agenda that threatened to wipe out many jobs in energy and other labor-intensive industries triggering a massive division among union supporters.
The Laborers’ International Union of North America sent a fierce letter to the AFL-CIO slamming cozy ties to the billionaire.
“We object to the political agenda of the AFL-CIO being sold to a job-killing hedge fund manager with a bag of cash,” Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, wrote in a letter to Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO’s president.
Clinton’s support among union voters sank, especially in the key rust-belt states won by Trump.
That’s hardly his only failure, either.
In 2014, he pumped more than $65 million into Democratic candidates in seven highly competitive races.
He lost four of them.
The fact that he now wants to stick his wallet into the 2018 election should fill Democrats with a sense of dread… and give Republicans renewed hope that the midterm elections may not be the “blue wave” the media has been predicting.
— The Horn editorial team