Why did Donald Trump, a third party-turned-Republican, defeat the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton in 2016’s election? We’ll never be able to boil it down to one simplified answer. There were a lot of reasons. But as time marches on and we move on to new and important political battles, one major criticism about the Democrats remains: They have no plan, no vision, and no road map.
Basically, they don’t know how to “make America great again.” That is one of the major reasons so many people who had voted for previous President Barack Obama switched and voted for Trump in 2016. They felt left behind. If there were a Democratic plan to help them out, they simply weren’t seeing the fruits of those labors.
The Democratic Party, at this point, is still struggling to figure out what it wants to do. Other than being the “anti-Trump” party, as many would call it at this point, the Democrats haven’t been able to sell the American electorate on its vision. There is also a lot of infighting, particularly among the upstart Bernie Sanders wing of the party and what might be called “establishment” Democrats.
But most people don’t care about any of that. They just want to see a plan and to see that plan put into action to get results. Well, Democrats have something for us.
The plan, called “A Better Deal,” takes a multi-pronged approach to helping the American middle class — the people who helped swing the election to Trump in 2016. “The Democratic Party’s mission is to help build an America in which working people know that somebody has their back,” a release from the Senate Democrats said. “Rather than having a government that benefits the special interests and very wealthy, Democrats believe that government should work on behalf of the middle class and those struggling to get there.”
Will it work? Is it sincere? You be the judge. The plan is worth reading through for yourself, but here are some of the major ways the Democratic Party plans on retaking the mantle of the “people’s party” and helping out the American middle class.