Democrats have an unfortunate tendency to vilify and attack individuals who politically dissent from them.
There is no better example of this than the left’s treatment of Trump supporters. On countless occasions, Democrats have gone after Americans who love this president, branding them as racists, sexists, bigots, etc. Instead of trying to find common ground with folks who disagree, the left demonizes, disparages, and alienates.
This tendency is beginning to backfire on the left and it’s something which 2020 Democrat Andrew Yang spoke out about earlier this week. As documented by Washington Examiner, Yang slammed the DNC for refusing a Fox News request to host a Democrat primary debate. Likewise, the tech entrepreneur stated that Democrats shouldn’t expect to win elections by alienating “40% or 50% of the population.”
Reviewing Yang’s Censure of the DNC
Despite Democrats’ habits of casting aside Americans who don’t kowtow to their ideologies, Yang made the case that this practice hurts the left. While speaking to an audience of supporters, the 2020 Democrat stated that members of his party should go on Fox News and be willing to speak with people of different politics.
The entrepreneur then continued, stating that Democrats cannot win elections if they persist with their current strategy of boycotting Fox News.
This message differs from other 2020 candidates such as Elizabeth Warren; the senator is sadly on record making disparaging statements about Americans who tune in to Fox. Likewise, during Sen. Kamala Harris’ time as a 2020 candidate, she went after Tulsi Gabbard for appearing on Fox News and being willing to speak to voters who are not Democrats or left-wingers.
A Closer Look at Yang’s 2020 Candidacy
At this time, Andrew Yang is polling at a national average of 4%. Since the inception of his run for the presidency, the 2020 Democrat hasn’t hesitated to dissent from his party on certain issues. Prior to the Senate’s impeachment trial, Yang declared his belief that focusing so mightily on removing the president from office will be a “loser” for the Democrat Party.
Yang is also no stranger to clashes with the media. The tech entrepreneur famously went after MSNBC after the network excluded him from certain graphics and furthermore failed to ask him many debate questions. In many ways, considering Yang as one of the more outlier Democrats is not a stretch.
What do you think about Andrew Yang’s statements about the DNC? Should Democrats end their boycott of Fox News? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below!