House Democrats Who Took The Trump Bait Warn Not To Take The Trump Bait

This is advice they should have followed back during the general election season in 2016, but, they’re the people who keep falling for pranks again and again from the same person

Democrats warn of Trump trap

House Democrats up in arms over President Trump’s attacks on minority lawmakers are sounding a warning to their own party heading into the 2020 elections: Don’t take the bait.

While Democrats have rushed to the defense of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the prominent Congressional Black Caucus member Trump has attacked this week, they also sense the president is setting a political trap.

Democrats won the House in 2018 campaigning on health care, income inequality and other legislative priorities, and there is concern that Trump’s rhetoric is designed simply to distract voters from those policy debates.

“I hope we don’t take the bait,” said Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the former head of the Black Caucus. “The president always plays the race card when he’s having a bad news cycle. It’s easier to call people names when you don’t have anything else to point to.”

Richmond himself took the bait by labeling it raaaaacist. And Democrats just can’t help themselves. They won’t stop taking the bait. They’ve been warned that Trump is trolling them. Especially with tweets, that are meant to get a rise out of them. Trump may say that “There’s no strategy. I have no strategy. There’s zero strategy”, but, there’s strategy. It’s all part of the master plan, and it keeps working.

“We’ve got so much work to do in Congress. … If we get sucked into this rabbit hole, spending our time reacting to every racist comment, every racist deed that this president has done,” said Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), trailing off in exasperation.

“I really want us to stay focused. 2020 is coming.”

She took the bait. And they’ll continue taking the bait.

But, why does Trump really do this?

The real reason Democrats defend Baltimore

Democrats and the liberal media are incensed that President Trump has criticized the mostly-black city of Baltimore, but not for the reasons you might think.

When Trump calls “Charm City,” as it was described by advertisers trying to boost its reputation in the 1970s, “FAR WORSE and more dangerous” than the situation at the Southern border, he highlights Democrats’ Achilles Heel—the wreckage left behind by their liberal policies, and most especially the damage done to minority communities.

They are terrified that black voters will tune in.

When Trump asked black voters in the 2016 election, “What have you got to lose?” he struck a nerve. One of the most startling elements in his unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton was that he won a higher percentage of the black and Hispanic vote than Mitt Romney in 2012, despite incessant media accusations that Trump was a racist.

It used to be that calling someone a racist was a serious and important charge. No longer. Today some Democrats have determined that not only is the president a racist, but so are all of his supporters. Joe Lockhart, CNN contributor and former press secretary for Bill Clinton, tweeted recently, “Vote for @realDonaldTrump and you are a racist.” That kind of over-the-top insult could get Donald Trump reelected.

Trump is dropping the bait. He gets Democrats Outraged, and he exposes the Democrat agenda to those willing to listen.

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6 Responses to “House Democrats Who Took The Trump Bait Warn Not To Take The Trump Bait”

  1. formwiz says:

    Emotion is the basis of the Lefty trope (to use someone’s favorite line these days) and it’s easy to get to people who react rather than think.

    They’re also used to cowing the opposition by screaming race, but it doesn’t work with Trump.

  2. Doom and Gloom says:

    They are crapping in their own mess kit:

    Even Morning Joe the now infamous GOP’er who changed parties so he could bang his co-host agrees.

    Scarborough agreed that candidates who are also supporting free health care for illegal immigrants are not in line with most Americans’ views.

    “You come into the United States illegally and some people on the debate stage are saying you get health care for life, free health care for life, free education for life. I mean, free everything for life. I’m sorry, some people on Twitter may not like to hear this. That ain’t going to sell in Youngstown, Ohio, that ain’t going to sell in Macomb County, Michigan, and that ain’t going to sell in Wisconsin!” he said.

    Don’t worry Joe. These candidates will lie their asses off to their base to win the nomination. Then deny they ever said any of this during the General to win Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan only to then move radically left IF they win the election.

    All is good Joe. But again this is just more evidence of how the corporatist media is trying to get a moderate like Biden Elected because Wall Street is the enemy of progressives. Big business is the enemy of progressives and all these MSM outlets are Wall Street/Corporate owned entities trying to save themselves from their own wailing wall.

  3. Doom and Gloom says:

    Everyone on the left is bashing CNN’s moderation of this debate for being far less lefty and more centrist. Once again, CNN is shedding viewers at a dramatic pace and they are trying to figure out what to do with themselves after Mueller Imploded in their faces.

    CNN is the first of the networks to realize their over the top coverage of anti-trump nonsense has nearly destroyed them as a business and they are slowly trying to claw their way back to a more moderate position even though it is very transparent.

    Planned Parenthood is upset. Hollywood is upset. The left is upset for ZERO questions about the Mueller probe. No one is happy with CNN’s moderation of this debate and as a result we might see a few of those questions tonight its apparent what their tact is. Move back to the center and become at least a shell of a news outlet or die from the hemmorage of viewers.

    • formwiz says:

      No, Zucker is doubling down as a good nephew of Uncle Saul is expected to do.

      Hemorrhage.

  4. Professor Hale says:

    Trump is a master. First he forces the Democratic party to OWN the “squad” as the face of the “new Democratic party” and now he is forcing them to own failing inner cities. Democrats and progressives have always been shy about their lack of real progress at the street level of places that they have total control over. All he has to do is send out a Tweet and the puppets all start dancing to his tune.

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