Following the Democrats’ bruising on Tuesday, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (who for whatever reason still has the job) opined on her party’s dismal situation:
At the time of this article’s writing, the video is “unlisted” on YouTube. That means anyone who has a link to the video can view it, but it isn’t visible when you go to “The Democrats” YouTube channel, or search for the video. So for whatever reason, the Democrats wanted to limit who saw Debbie’s cringe worthy message. It’s not clear why, since she tweeted it out herself.
Here is an excerpt:
“…..But our party has a problem. We know we’re right on the issues. The American people believe in the causes we’re fighting for. But the electoral success we have when our Presidential nominee is able to make a case to the country as a whole, doesn’t translate in other elections. That’s why we lost in 2010, and that’s why we lost on Tuesday. We’ve got to do better…..”
She’s certainly right about their lack of success. The Democrat party does have a problem, and the problem is its own base. People who vote Democratic tend to be less engaged politically. They need to be pushed, inspired, or reminded to vote. At least more so than Republican voters. I guess this is what people mean when they talk about “low information voters,” people who vote Republican are more likely to be engaged in the process, and know certain basic things. (See link).