Democrats are in desperate need of messaging help. After President Trump shocked the world and beat Hillary Clinton, the left is at odds with how to take him head-on. So now in an unexpected twist of sheer ignorance, the Democratic National Committee is turning to the elitists in Hollywood for advice on how to woo the common man. While many would argue that there is not an institution more out-of-touch with middle America, Democrats apparently disagree.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez along with top Democratic officials have been consulting with writers, producers and yes, even actors on messaging. Producers from the political comedy “Veep” have been reported as involved in the effort.
“The group has discussed targeted voter-registration programs with visiting Democrats, as well as the party’s framing of issues ranging from abortion rights to gun control. In one recent meeting, a Midwestern senator sought advice about how to discuss gun control with conservative-leaning voters in his or her state, multiple participants said.
“Participants declined to identify the senator or other elected officials who have visited.
“’We’re a messaging strike force, mostly around voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts,’ said Mathew Littman, a former Joe Biden speechwriter who helped to organize the group with Stephanie Daily Smith, a political consultant based in Los Angeles.
“The group is primarily focused on programs to increase voter registration, and the DNC’s involvement is limited to that effort. Participants say they are developing programs targeting young people, black voters and Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria — a potentially significant voting bloc for the Democratic Party in Florida and other key states.
“But the meetings have also served as an opportunity to address broader messaging issues, with several House members explicitly requesting help on speechwriting and overall messaging, participants said. In meetings with candidates and DNC officials, group members have urged the party to adopt a more aggressive communications strategy than the party mustered in a demoralizing 2016 presidential campaign.”
And what are some of their rumored suggestions? Tying in in vitro fertilization to abortion rights arguments. Finding celebrities, who often don’t vote themselves, to run voter registration drives on college campuses.
It’s an odd alliance considering Hollywood has been under siege in the last year or so for sexual abuse scandals. If anyone needs help with their image it’s Hollywood. So why they’re in a position to help the Democrats with their image is perplexing. But considering the DNC is mired in debt and disgrace, I suppose they’ll take whatever help they can get.