That’s what Democratic strategist Paul Begala, a regular on CNN, said this week. Begala made his name with Bill Clinton’s 1992 victory. Apparently, the real issue Democrats are facing right now is that their people suck.
Lol telling your voters they suck is a heckuva turnout strategy https://t.co/BJA20yIVcS
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) January 18, 2022
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 17, 2022
Brilliant strategist. https://t.co/BBqv4kJE6H
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) January 17, 2022
‘It’s your fault’—that’s the message. Yikes (via Mediaite):
Begala was reacting to a comment from Arndrea Waters King, the wife of Martin Luther King III, who is the son of Martin Luther King Jr.
“What we’ve seen with President Biden is what happens when he puts his full force and power behind an issue like infrastructure,” she told Politico. “What we want to see is that same power and passion being put behind voting rights,”
CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Begala to respond. “Do you think that’s fair criticism? Did President Biden put more effort into getting infrastructure passed, for example?”
Begala responded by saying that the problem isn’t the Democratic leadership. Instead, it’s the children who are wrong.
“Well, he got infrastructure passed and that’s a good thing because success can breed success,” Begala said. “He is putting the full force of the presidency behind it. I think the problem for the Democrats right now is not that they have bad leaders. They have bad followers, ok?”
“Brilliant strategy,” replied Larry O’Connor.