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.