A Democratic organization admitted in a recent memo that Hillary Clinton is losing the support of blue-collar workers, and offered some suggestions to change her campaign strategy as the Republican Party remains divided over the rise of Donald Trump.
The Democracy Corps memo, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, calls attention to how Clinton can improve her messaging for the general election.
Here’s part of the April 11 memo reported by Newsmax:
“We are witnessing the crash of the Republican Party as we know it, and progressives should dramatically change their strategy to maximize conservative losses and move the stalled progressive reform agenda in the election’s aftermath.
“The Republican Party is being shattered by a three-front civil war against the GOP establishment and that in-fighting will profoundly impact how people vote for president and all the way down the ballot.”
It goes on to refer to Trump as the “skunk at the garden party with his overt racism and hostility to immigrants and Muslims. But GOP base voters are race-conscious and anti-immigrant, as they have made clear at the state level since Pete Wilson in 1994.”
The memo describes three way Democrats can seize on what it calls “the fracturing of the Republican party,” including a bit about Clinton and working-class voters.
“It is urgent to join the battle for the working class because Hillary Clinton has only reluctantly engaged on economic issues, political reform, and bad trade agreements, and she is losing working class voters in the primary and general, according to our polls.”
The Democracy Corps memo also talks about Clinton needing to capture the vote of moderate Republicans. It’s an issue that Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly brought up recently.
This internal memo talks about the obvious: The civil war that’s broken out in the GOP and Hillary’s weaknesses going into the general election (assuming she’s the Democratic nominee). Given her and Bill’s history of political corruption since the 1980s, it will be a difficult sell to voters that she can (or will) engage in any political reform in Washington.
We would disagree that Republican and conservative voters are ‘race-conscious’ and ‘anti-immigrant.’ A majority of grass-roots conservatives are against illegal immigrants – not those who come to American legally – and conservatives are more ‘behavior-conscious’ than ‘race-conscious.’
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