The 2018 off-year elections in November could be as important to Democrats as the Tea Party, anti-Obamacare off-year 2010 wave that shaped America nationally and locally for almost a decade —if Democrats don’t let ‘em hide from their tax scam for the rich.
And we do not yet know whether Democrats will get it right.
The national generic vote has narrowed and Trump’s approval as creeped up as Democrats stopped contesting health care, Medicare and Medicaid, and the tax cuts and seemed mostly focused on Russians, impeachment and Dreamers. They have deferred to the Republicans on the economy, even though it remains the simple most important determinant of the off-year congressional vote, and the Democratic base and swing voters are deeply suspicious of what Trump and the congressional Republicans are doing passing a tax cut for the rich.
You are not proposing to run in 2018 proposing to raise taxes? Yes. Yes. We will raise taxes on the rich. Count on it. Voters view that as the most important thing we can do to reverse their corrupt course. Does anybody remember that Bill Clinton and Barak Obama ran election and re-election promising to raise taxes on the rich?