To the editor: How will the Democrats win the next presidential election? The answer is simple: get more votes by increasing party membership. Who are these people who can join the Democrat Party? They are your relatives, neighbors and friends; laborers, clerks, teachers, college students and those individuals who have recently became eligible to vote. However, there is another important group — the people with the red caps — MAGA, “Make America Great Again!”
I view the MAGA group split into two divisions: those who proclaim to be “patriots” while promoting racist and sexist beliefs, and those in a smaller segment that received a humongous tax break and are looking forward to their savior for another present.
The focus on increasing voters should be on individuals who grew up in Democrat families, had parents with union affiliations, and who worked hard searching for the “American Dream” for their families. Look also to minorities and those who benefited from the civil rights movement. Approach the young people who served in the military and who deserve the benefits of assistance with employment, education and health care — especially those who were injured. Look at recent high school graduates who expect to find employment and remember their teachers who act as surrogate parents and are asked to be armed guards with many of them needing a second job to make ends meet.
There are many people who are disappointed and betrayed by the lies and falsehoods of the current Republican administration. These are the same people who listened to Trump when he said he understood them and their problems and he would fix things. He said he knew who was responsible for these terrible issues: immigrants, environmentalists, intellectuals and certainly the Democrats.
Has Trump fixed things? No! Are Americans uneasy with the way things have transpired over the past two years? Yes! Are we now a divided country? Yes! It’s only since the Democrats have taken control of the House has Trump mentioned working together, Republicans and Democrats uniting to solve problems.
Wall Street has soared but so has our national debt? Employment is high, but many individuals work multiple jobs to make ends meet. The problems with drug addiction have increased and lobbyists continue to have a major influence on government policies that are detrimental to possible solutions to these issues.
Washington, D.C., is filled with lies, waste, mismanagement and actions that embarrass all Americans and are laughed at by many world leaders. Did Trump “drain the swamp”? Heck, no! The swamp is now a great lake and expanding with each and every indictment that develops out of this administration. Democrats now have an opportunity to show Americans they have a fair and honest plan that cares about the welfare of all its citizens and is a good neighbor to other country’s in the world. Americans need a clear, direct vision to resolve the mistake that was made by electing this president. If the Democrats follow this path, they will win in 2020.