Ed Koch often referred to himself as a “sane liberal,” which meant he was socially progressive but fiscally responsible, and I like to describe myself similarly.
However, while there are many liberals in the Democratic Party, sane liberals seem to be the minority.
The rest fall into two other categories:
— Knee Jerk Liberals
— Complete Jerk Liberals
Knee jerk liberals comprise a significant percentage of the Democratic Party, complaining endlessly about Donald Trump despite offering no meaningful policy solutions, while the complete jerks have the loudest voice, with platforms promising programs where everything is “free.”
Democrats have always overpromised entitlements, but as our infrastructure collapses around us and our deficits climb, the “everything free” concept is a ludicrous pipe dream that — here it comes — has resulted in voters on the fence and those concerned with the economy siding with Donald Trump.
I am not defending Donald Trump or the GOP’s platform, because they spend as much as the Democrats and I loathe Trump, but the socialist message is a failure.
Furthermore, politicians like Andrew Cuomo govern ineffectively yet post ad campaigns positioning themselves as “presidential,” and the results are embarrassing. Cuomo and Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul are currently running a commercial where she says, “we are in very threatening times and it’s all because of Donald Trump.” Sorry Governor Cuomo, that doesn’t cut it.
New York state taxes are enormous, New York City’s subways are a disaster and our money is wasted as if it were sand in the desert, but Andrew Cuomo is promising to fix things — by ridding us of Donald Trump.
What Democrats simply can’t grasp is that many people support the idea of helping others, but voters have no confidence in the government administering that help.
Yes, Donald Trump is a snake oil salesman, but many voters will choose his message over unrealistic socialist promises instead of real reform and responsible government, which Democrats should be offering in these threatening times.
We are a country in need of real leadership. Donald Trump has mastered offering false promises and beating him at his own game is a losing proposition.
Wise up Democrats. 2020 is closing in fast.
Rob Taub has enjoyed an eclectic career in film, television, radio, and journalism. He has interviewed everyone from pop stars to presidents and he has written more than 250 articles for People Magazine, FoxNews.com, SI/Cauldron, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global. Rob is a respected Diabetes Advocate and Obesity Ambassador, writing and speaking regularly about Type 2 diabetes and health. Follow him on Twitter @robmtaub or at www.RobTaub.com. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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