Below is my latest Op-Ed. Please read and share on your social media accounts.
Written by DML
In my mind, American voters are now grouped into 3 categories.
1) The staunch Trump supporters.
For these people, there is nothing Trump can do or say that is wrong. These people tend to watch Hannity at 9pm if for no other reason than they need / want confirmation of the notion that “it’s never wrong to be RIGHT.” It’s hard not to love the fight in these folks, but a person like myself cannot side with this sort of thinking as I believe it lends itself to a bias that is no better than that of the mainstream media.
2) The staunch Trump haters.
For these people, there is nothing Trump can do or say that is good. If Trump was to cure cancer by investing his own money into a cancer lab, these people would protest outside the lab for taking Trump’s money. These folks buy into the mainstream media’s message that says it is “always wrong to be RIGHT.”
3) The Americans trying to live the American dream.
If you’re a politician, this is the group that should mean the most to you for it is they who control the direction of an election’s outcome. These are the people who don’t cast a vote based on the media headlines. These people do not vote for or against a political party. They vote to protect what can and will help their family live the American dream. Meaning, the situation they find themselves in at the time of the election will dictate whether they vote blue or red.
I know I have a lot of readers / viewers who fall into the first bucket. Although I am probably losing more of these people each day because I will not look the other way on Trump’s / GOP’s inability to fix issues such as illegal immigration and Obamacare, I think I will get them back someday when that little voice inside their head breaks through. It’s the voice that says, “At least he’s telling me the truth.”
I don’t think I have many people supporting me from group 2, and I can live with that fact.
I myself fall into the 3rd group but with one caveat added. I also take into consideration what is best for the country, for example, I may cast my vote based on who will do a better job at keeping the country safe. Having lived 9/11, I never want to see that happen again.
I think the 3rd group is where the majority of my supporters fall, and would hope many of them consider what’s good for the country, not just themselves.
With the mid-terms upon us, and with a Trump presidency that is succeeding at powering a strong economy, but failing at fixing the big issues left over from the Obama administration, I would urge President Trump and his team to focus on the American people when constructing their messaging over the next few months. Make the message about the people in group 3. It’s the sure way to win the elections that need to be won.
Here is an old video from two years ago. I think it supports what I am suggesting. I am not always right, but I am often not wrong when it comes to these matters.