Saying that Democrats are doing their utmost to portray themselves as the champions of the nation’s blue collar workers is understatement. Unfortunately for them, the WSJ’s James Freeman exposed Democrats as hypocrites in this column.

Freeman starts by quoting Ms. Pelosi as saying “Too many Americans are struggling with a rigged economy”, before noting that the unveiling of the Democrats’ “Better Deal” con job was held in “Virginia’s 10th congressional district.” Freeman then notes that “If an economist had to pick the one place in America that has benefitted most from a rigged economy, it would probably be Virginia’s 10th congressional district. It includes both a significant number of government employees and a heavy concentration of the lobbyists who are paid to influence them.”

If the Democrats hope to appeal to the blue collar workers that President Trump won over in sweeping Pennsylvania’s, Ohio’s, Michigan’s and Wisconsin’s electoral votes, this won’t work. Nothing says con job like telling blue collar workers that you’re their champion while campaigning in white collar northern Virginia. Nothing says blue collar appeal like Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

Freeman ties things together nicely in this paragraph:

This is perhaps instructive as voters in other parts of the country contemplate whether there is anything new in the latest effort to rebrand a party that has for years been at war with the private economy. The Democrats have chosen to take their case today to a community that has witnessed explosive growth in recent decades along with that of the federal budget, regardless of how most of blue-collar America was doing.

Democrats are kidding themselves if they think they’re fooling anyone with this con job. Democrats have a steep uphill fight. Sen. Schumer said this at the kickoff event:

Americans from every corner of this country know that the economy isn’t working for them the way that it should, and they wonder if it ever will again. One party says the answer is that special interests should continue to write the rules and that government ought to make things easier for an already-favored few.

Preaching despair is difficult, like Sen. Schumer tried when compared with what’s written in this article:

A four-month high in U.S. consumer confidence reflects Americans’ sunnier views on both their current situation and outlook, a positive sign for the economy, data from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday.

Democrats are selling doom-and-gloom at a time when Americans are feeling optimistic. That’s like trying to sell snow tires to Arizona families in August. What’s most alarming is that Democrats haven’t noticed that the people don’t agree with their message.

All this time, Democrats have insisted that they lost because people didn’t know what Democrats stood for. The reality is that they lost because the people didn’t relate to the Democrats’ message. That’s arrogance, not words.

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