4 dumb ideas that centrist Democrats simply adore

Don't let them ruin the Democrats' economic platform again

Congressional Democrats.
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After the brutal defeat of the 2016 presidential election and a string of special election losses, the Democrats are doing some soul-searching. "People don't like Trump; he's at 40 percent [approval rating]," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told ABC News last week. "But they say, 'What the heck do the Democrats stand for?' We better stand for something, and it can't be baby steps."

So Schumer and his colleagues are apparently working on a fix: "A strong, bold, sharp-edged, and commonsense economic agenda — policy, platform, message that appeal to the middle class," as he described it. Schumer said the plan will be out in a month and will provide the unifying platform Democrats campaign on in 2018.

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