Al Sharpton Warns Dems About Dangerous Obsession With Impeachment
Democrats may have been eager to put all their eggs into one basket with their crazy obsession to impeach President Trump but it is a risky strategy and one fraught with peril.
Some key allies are already starting to get jittery as polls are showing voter disgust with the process and Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to play games by withholding the articles from the Senate.
One who is speaking out against this dubious gambit is the Reverend Al Sharpton who is warning Democrats that what sells in Washington, New York and California could be electoral poison in the rest of the nation outside of coastal elite safe spaces.
Sharpton showed up on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” where he cautioned that the fixation on getting Trump could backfire spectacularly and that Dems need to focus on the “kitchen table issues” that actually matter to real people.
According to Sharpton - “right now we cannot say with any comfort that Donald Trump would not be reelected.”
Via The National Review, “Al Sharpton Warns Democrats over Impeachment Focus: ‘Deal with Kitchen-Table Issues’”:
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss impeachment, Sharpton warned that a hyper-focused Democratic effort to impeach Trump could distract from a vision of “how we move forward.”
“Where a lot of the Democrats have made a mistake is they’ve fed into a narrative that Trump is dictating, rather than saying ‘okay, let them do that — I’m back, involved in trying to make you and your life work,’” Sharpton said. “That’s the person that could beat Donald Trump.”
He also pointed to the danger that an election driven by impeachment could devolve into “wonderland” and “nerd politics.”
“The election is about me, my house, food on my table, my kid’s tuition.” Sharpton said. “If they can’t address that, they’re going to miss everybody.”
“I think voters really that are struggling, which are a lot of the base, which is a lot of the base of the Democratic party, are really trying to deal with kitchen-table issues,” Sharpton continued. That’s what we’ve got to address, particularly while you have a president that’s bragging about the economy. Right now we cannot say with any comfort that Donald Trump would not be reelected. That should make us uncomfortable.”
The flamboyant Sharpton who has made a nice living for decades in the racial grievance racket has become a highly influential voice within the Democratic party after being a regular guest at the Obama White House for eight years.
Despite his history of overtly racist demagoguery, his endorsement remains one of the most coveted prizes of all and last year, a parade of 2020 hopefuls kissed his ring at his National Action Network Convention where they promised to support reparations.
"The conversation about reparations is also one of justice between generations... It's a very American thing to do, when something is broken, we ought to fix it."#MayorPete at the @nationalact convention saying he'd support a commission on reparations for African Americans. pic.twitter.com/sOXvHKhTj0— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) April 4, 2019
Whether Sharpton’s political clout is strong enough to break the impeachment favor remains to be seen but like the proverbial broken clock, he is right that an electoral shellacking awaits if Dems refuse to focus on real issues instead of vengeance and conspiracy theories.
When they’ve lost Al Sharpton, it is a big sign that the mapping coordinates for the clown car need to be reprogrammed.