That's pretty weak tea, insofar as neither of those policy planks are really inconsistent with what you're saying that they should say. They want to eliminate various abortion restrictions, including the Hyde Amendment. That's not saying that they want to eliminate ALL abortion restrictions, and "safe, legal, and rare" has been a mainstay of democratic rhetoric on abortion for a few decades now.noxiousdog wrote: ↑Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:21 pmYou're wrong.El Guapo wrote: ↑Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:48 pmSooo...they need to abolish Fox News, basically? Democrats can and do argue all of those things.noxiousdog wrote: ↑Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:55 pmI think the Democratic Party needs to stop allowing themselves to be perceived as extreme.
Embrace the idea that 60% of the people want gun safety and make it clear you are NOT going to take guns away.
Embrace the idea that there should be limits on abortion (3rd trimester abortions for non medical reasons), and the best way to prevent abortions is not by making them illegal, but by birth control and education.
Embrace the idea that you can be against illegal immigration and not be a racist.
Show that the Republicans have created a 1 trillion dollar deficit and our current economy is based on Obama's policies and Trump is destroying them with his trade wars (and other nonsense).
They can't really control their ability to be perceived as extreme, for the most part, especially since conservative media (and to some degree, mainstream media as well) have incentives to play up the lunatics in the Democratic base.
Official platform - "We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment."
"keep weapons of war—such as assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (LCAM’s)—off our streets."
And while racism isn't a platform plank, even here where the moderates live, racism is thrown around at the mere mention of slowing immigration.
Edit: That's also lazy. They are politicians. If they can't even brand themselves, why should anyone listen to them about anything else?
As for "keeping weapons of war" off our streets...again, that's not saying that we're going to go around and start taking everyone's guns. It's pretty vague rhetoric.