The latest slogan from the DCCC:
A member of Congress told me Democrats big 2018 slogan, which is set to be released Monday. It's: "Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages"
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) July 20, 2017
Now everyone on twitter is noting this is essentially Michael Dukakis’s 1988 campaign slogan.
Except this is worse. You could read it as: want better wages, get better skills.
Here is the thing: in my mind I think back to the meetings I have had in DC and I can imagine rooms full of earnest and highly paid people coming up with slogans.
And this is what the come up with.
focus on education is wrong but "FREE COLLEGE" would be better than "BETTER SKILLS YOU LOSER"
— Atrios (@Atrios) July 20, 2017
The slogan has changed. Whether it was changed because of the reaction to it, or whether the report was wrong is unclear.
The slogan is:
““A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,” and Schumer vows that it’s an expression “that everyone will use – a better deal for workers, a better deal for women, a better deal for prescription-drug buyers.”
So this is better: but dammit this is closer to Dukakis’s ’88 slogan. Make no mistake, this is BETTER, as indeed the ’88 slogan was better.
It is still amazing this is the best they can come up with.
Schumer also said:
“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things – [James] Comey, Russia – you blame yourself,” Schumer said in an interview Saturday with The Washington Post.”