Here’s the Democratic message for the Fall, according to Axelrod:
“I don’t think anybody in America at this point doubts where the president is, where we are, and where the Republican party is. We’ll repeat it every day,” Axelrod said on the call. “The Republican Party is holding hostage tax cuts for the middle class.”
The Democrats control whether a bill comes to the floor in the House (and, really, the Senate), so it’s not only false, but it rings false because even those not paying any attention know that the Democrats have majorities in the House, Senate and White House.
You can’t be a victim (“hostage”) if you’re in charge, unless you’re weak.
And, of course, it’s stupid because a lot of people in America have serious doubts about where the president and Democrats are. Even the successes like HCR were muddy.