Democrats are facing this huge problem in 2020 that could doom the party to defeat

The 2020 Presidential election could decide the trajectory of American politics for the next generation.

Liberals are pulling out all the stops to defeat Donald Trump.

But Democrats are facing this huge problem in 2020 that could doom the party to defeat.

Unions are the financial backbone of the Democrat Party.

Labor bosses rip hundreds of millions of dollars in forced dues from the paychecks of workers and funnel them into Democrat Party candidates’ campaign accounts.

But in 2016, the Left found out they had a big problem on their hands.

Rank-and-file union members defected to Donald Trump’s campaign in numbers not seen since Ronald Reagan.

And union bosses are terrified that the exodus of union voters to the GOP ticket will only worsen in 2020.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

“It’s a serious problem for us,” said Alan Netland, president of the North East Area Labor Council in Duluth, Minn., which represents 40,000 union members. “People may say, ‘I voted Republican and the world didn’t fall in, so maybe I better keep doing that.’”

Union officials, along with Democratic presidential candidates, are now trying to highlight what they see as a yawning gap between the president’s pro-worker rhetoric and his policies.

Mr. Trump’s campaign points to the strong economy and steps he has taken to protect American jobs, including tearing up global trade deals, levying tariffs on foreign steel and clearing away environmental obstacles for mining and other industries. It plans to launch a grass-roots labor coalition in which pro-Trump union members would seek to recruit fellow workers to support the president.

Mr. Trump as a candidate sold himself as a friend to labor, blasting the North American Free Trade Agreement and pressing an “America First” agenda focused on returning manufacturing jobs lost to Mexico and China.

As a result, Mr. Trump did better among union members than any Republican since Ronald Reagan.

Democrats are also facing another problem with unions.

The explosion of state right to work laws combined with the Janus Supreme Court decisions means private and public sector workers can opt out of paying union dues.

This will deprive the Democrats of millions of dollars of forced dues that would otherwise be spent defeating Donald Trump.

Democrats falling short on union votes and being deprived of forced union dues that fund their campaigns could spell doom for the party next November.

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34 Responses

  1. Paul D. Whitehead says:

    If Donald Trump does win re-election in 2020, will the Republicans also win majorities in the House and Senate? Conversely, if the Democratic Presidential nominee wins in 2020, will the Democrats also win majorities in the House and Senate? Whoever wins the 2020 Presidential election will probably face a backlash in 2022, since that is what usually happens in midterm elections. Therefore, if our two major political parties and their Presidential candidates have any sense, they will campaign for as many seats as possible in Congress and state legislatures in 2020 in order to compensate for the likely backlash in 2022. This is one of the SEEMINGLY OBVIOUS lessons of Watergate.

    In 1972, Richard M. Nixon won a 49-state landslide, but it provided very little benefit to Republicans elsewhere on the ballot. Indeed, in the 1972 US Senate elections, Republicans actually lost seats. On the other hand, in 1974, Republicans lost massively as a result of Watergate, at least in part. In other words, the 1972 and 1974 elections were the worst of all possible worlds for Republicans in the non-Presidential elections those years. Similarly, in 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower also won re-election by a landslide, but it also provided very little benefit to Republicans elsewhere on the ballot. Then, in 1958, Republicans also lost massively; also the worst of both worlds in the non-Presidential elections those years. In other words, it is clear in hindsight that the Republicans had absolutely no business celebrating their Presidential victories in either 1956 or 1972.

    Therefore, at this point, it OUGHT to be obvious to BOTH major political parties that it is ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE that they campaign for enough seats in Congress and state legislatures in Presidential elections to compensate for the likely backlash in midterm elections. Unfortunately for BOTH major political parties, the Presidential elections of 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2012 make it abundantly clear that we cannot trust our two major political parties and their Presidential candidates to campaign for enough seats in Congress and state legislatures in 2020 to compensate for the backlash that actually happened in 2018, and for the likely backlash in 2022.

    It is a TOTAL MYSTERY to me why this SEEMINGLY OBVIOUS history lesson of 1958 and 1974 keeps being ignored by BOTH major political parties. I will COMPLETELY REFUSE to vote for Presidential candidates who neglect to campaign for the rest of the ballot, as happened in 1956, 1972, 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2012, even if I agree with them on issues. It makes no sense to vote to expose a political party to a midterm backlash, if the Presidential election is not going to provide adequate compensation. Also, it is useless to have a President appointing desired Supreme Court Justices, if the Senate will not confirm them.

  2. Gary says:

    I am union electrician, and I voted for our President! And I will again. But, to make a point about union dues. I worked for a company 20 yrs ago, after 5 yrs I was making 12.50 an hour. I thought I was doing well! Had the chance to get in the I.B.E.W. Best thing that could have happened for me and my family. I’ve had the union making sure of safety, and the representation has been worth the dues that I pay. The membership pay the agents that negotiate our contracts and handle any problems or issues on a job site. These people need to be paid! That’s where dues money is spent. Every local has has a voluntary P.A.C., if you want to be a part of it. I’ve listened to politicians from both parties for over thirty years, say elect me and women will have parady today on wages. My union sisters have made the same amount in our contracts, for many many years now.

  3. Bill says:

    The reason the union leaders are so pro-democrat is because both groups are corrupt. When old Bernie comes out on the campaign trail and tells us that union membership will take a quantum leap if he is elected tells us that the union bosses have bought him in their grubby hands. This move is absolutely the wrong thing to do. No American should be forced to belong to a union to hold a job, nor be forced to pay union dues if they opt out of union membership in a unionized workplace.

    What we need is a national right-to-work law that protects all American workers.

  4. jack says:

    the biggest threat the democrats are facing in 2020, is Donald Trump himself.

  5. Joy Johnson says:

    You are so right!

  6. T. Bell says:

    I hope the DUMPACRAP party is doomed to NON-EXSISTANCE !

    • Lincoln says:

      Actually, T. Bell Trump has been one of the best things to bring a resurgence and enthusiasm (they were not enthusiastic about Hillary), which has been clearly shown by the Blue WAVE of 2018 and too large a platform of Democrats running for president (got new debate this week. Trump has alienated the largest group. women and two out of three don’t like him. He is historically low among minorities and they are a growing population. The ONLY group that supports Trump are white males over 45.

  7. californiasailor says:

    TREASON = HANGINGS

  8. Gideon Rockwell says:

    The Republicans have a great chance of regaining both Houses and the Presidency again as long as they don’t let the Democrats goad them into doing something stupid like passing new gun control legislation. The Dems are well aware gun rights is the third rail of Constitutional Rights. That is why they are going all out for gun control right now. Isn’t it a little strange these shootings suddenly happen with more frequency and all have some relation to legislative items the Dems have been pushing for???

    • Joy Johnson says:

      You are so right!

    • Archangel III says:

      That’s a really great point Gideon… And not too “Conspiracy Theory” either. I’ll even take it a step further… I wouldn’t put it past the Dumocraps, or their liberal constituents, paying off some of these mass shooters to make President Trump look bad, and move forward their gun control agenda… Look how vicious and evil they have become ie, the last 3 years of one false accusation after another, forming a coup to take Trump down, calling him “Racist”, “Dictator”, “Hitlerian”, “Bully” “War Monger” (I didn’t know that preventing wars meant war monger), and the list goes on… We need to spread this thought, and it’s only a thought. President Trump is going to win the 2020 election by a landslide. We, as Trump supporters need to be aware that the Democrats are not going to accept a trump win of any kind. They’re preparing something and something really big either right before the election, right after the election when he wins, or both. We As Americans need to let the Democrats and the mainstream Mafia know that we’re totally, and completely onto them, and Trump needs to continuously let them know that during the campaign… the CRAPS are planning something really big and we have to be ready for it… and again… keep letting them know it.

  9. Aussiephil says:

    Wait until they convict all these DemocRATS and send them to GITMO with Hillay Rotten & Barry Soetoro & his “wife” Michael . All their pedophiles & debauched friends are going down together. THESE RATS are leaving their sinking ship.
    JUSTICE is coming soon.

  10. Glenn Hoffman says:

    the demacraps ONE MESSY MOVEMENT

  11. Mike from midwest says:

    hahahahahahahahahaha, good comedic article! See, I told my friend that conservatives do have a sense of humor besides ridicule!!! You guys are living in fantasy fabrication, like Hillary did before the 2016 election. Have you not been looking at the data and seeing how Trump’s disastrous policies against labor and farmers and peeling away those who used to support him? Have you not noticed that Trump is behind in 7 of the states he carried in 2016? How he has ALIENATED WOMEN, THE LARGEST SECTION OF THE VOTERS? How Trump is behind by double digits in the three Democratic strongholds he barely won in 2016!?!

    AND, when Trump’s policies finally end the economic period of prosperity we had because of Obama, we are plunged into the Trump Recession, who will support him then? Hey, thanks Drumpf, Demented Donnie, for making all of us pay another $1,000 in taxes because of your tariff war with China!!!

    • Airborne smith says:

      You are the one with a sense of humor.. like anyone who votes for a democrat votes for a gun grabbing commie.. go screw your self ..

    • gandolf the White says:

      Mike from midwest I guess you didn’t know that the 200,000 member Fraternal Order of Police Union voted Republican for the first time in 2016? Police and military are behind Trump

      • Dr. J.D. says:

        They may be but that is a small group. Let me please present you with the facts as of 9-4-19:
        Trump’s current poll numbers (Sept. 19) are poor, – – in some cases historically poor. Unlike every other recent president, he has never reached a job approval rating of 50%. A recent Quinnipiac poll puts his approval at 38%. A recent poll in Virginia by Roanoike College had Trump’s approval at 27% – – and 11-point drop since February. According to 2016 exit polls, Trump won white, working-class women by 27 points. Two recent polls have Trump among this group only up by 7 points.
        The Quinnipiac poll finds, for the first time, that more Americans think Trump is hurting the e conomy rather than helping it. Part of it is decisions like how Trump tweeted out a classified photo of an Iranian missile sire clearly taken from his intelligence briefing, the China trade war, the buying of “Greenland” and his continual gaffes, lies and errors.

    • USN Vietnan Vet says:

      Mike don’t know where you getting your info from but you couldn’t be more wrong. Sound’s like your watching to much of “the view”. Get your facts right before you open your mouth.

  12. The Real M says:

    Please don’t tell the Dems why they are short on campaign funds, and party members and voters. They have not heard about #WalkAway either………….Shhhhh! 🙂

    VOTE REPUBLICAN TICKET IN 2020 TO SAVE AMERICA!
    #WalkAway to the Republican party, we want and need good conservatives to help us save America!

    • Laura says:

      They are only short on funds because they are splitting donations among all the varied challengers. In 2018, Dems raised more money – – – and we know the Dems and Reps will cancel each other out and the independents will determine this election.

  13. Deplorable Lanie says:

    I think the biggest problem is the Democrats have taken for granted too many people for far too long. And they are finding out that these people they took for granted are gone and there is nothing they can do to get them back. You know they say at a restaurant, it is far easier to lose a customer than it is to gain one. Well the same is true of politics. It is much easier to lose a voter than to gain one. And the Democrats have just discovered that fact! But not before the #WALKAWAY movement started, along with #BLEXIT and #JEXIT or #JEXODUS.

  14. LJ says:

    If you are a citizen worker you better vote Republican because the democrats do not give a dam about you. Democrats only care about illegal aliens and how much tax they can make you pay to support illegal aliens.

  15. Cg says:

    The whinnie liberal queer democrats think they are a legend in their own minds. The only one who can take out their pee brain and play marbles.

  16. Hal G Lemoyne says:

    Should US workers be forced to pay dues as a condition of employment??
    ———–
    NO, that shouldn’t ever have happen!!!

  17. T. Bell says:

    I hope it KILLS ALL of the DUMPACRAPS !

  18. ANI4ANI says:

    Pull out all federal funding from universities, put them on fire speech/merit system. No funding 4 xtra administrators. PC courses/”PROFESSORS ” 2b paid 4 by colleges, no using FED funds. Bullying by REALFA cannot b tolerated that includes radical staff/professors/administrators, they need b arrested /jailed & HEAVILY fined, Felony records must b attached those attempt squash free speech. After serving stiff prison sentences, no calling them “RETURNING CITIZENS”!

  19. Dale says:

    Trump2020 all the way

  20. Steve says:

    Not to mention the liberal dems & rinos are ALL ORGANIZED CRIME CRIMINALS & most real Americans are realizing this , except for the brainwashed , profoundly stupid , worthless libtards that have no “cause & effect” , logical , common sense !

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