One of Hillary Clinton’s biggest flaws as a candidate in 2016 was her air of arrogance and moral superiority. In fact, Clinton even went as far as to refer to half of American citizens as “deplorables”.
Unsurprisingly, insulting half of the US population is not a great strategy for winning the White House. What should have been obvious to the Democratic Party in 2016, though, continues to be ignored today. Now, the party is on the verge of repeating the exact same mistakes that cost them the 2016 election.
The last round of Democratic debates was chock-full of candidates who were pretending to have the moral high ground over the average US citizen. Kirsten Gillibrand promised that she would reach out to white citizens and show them the error of their ways. Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro claimed that anyone who doesn’t support open borders is a racist and a xenophobe. Corey Booker – a man born into the lap of luxury – tried to claim that he lived an unprivileged lifestyle full of hardships that white Americans wouldn’t understand.
The result of all this moral grandstanding is that the Democratic candidates are making themselves deeply unlikeable. It’s the same mistake that cost the Democratic Party the White House in 2016, and it very well could cost them the White House again in 2020.
Here’s Tucker Carlson with more.