Sure, Trump is a bad man, a very bad man. Yeah, women’s rights! Gay Rights! Black Lives Matter!
How’s that working out for us?
How about actually attacking the Republicans, taking control of the lexicon, and taking a BOLD stand?
Democrats need to start calling us “citizens”, not “consumers”. Referring to us as consumers is capitulation to the Republican ideals of markets as the ubiquitous panacea. A five year old child with asthma is not a consumer. A 75 year old Vietnam veteran with pneumonia is not a consumer. These individuals are ill citizens and these citizens demand their right to health care along with every other citizen.
Democrats need to attack markets. Markets are the same as governments, good in some cases, horrible in others. Democrats need to scream from the rooftops that the reason the ACA is in trouble, the reason that Obamacare is not meeting expectations, is that markets are failing to meet the needs of the citizens. Democrats need to say, every time they are on Morning Joe or Maddow or CNN that, “The ACA is failing because the Markets are Failing and the Republican’s remedy is More markets!”
Democrats need to call government intervention in business and commerce “protections”, not “regulations”. The Glass Steagall Act protected American citizens from abuses of business. Glass Steagal was a protection and Republicans (along with Bill Clinton, sadly) removed those protections.
I could go on, and I will, but I just want to see if I can get this ball rolling.