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Democrats left in the lurch

Postby Peter1469 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:34 pm

Democrats left in the lurch

This article is about the geographic and demographic problems that helped the Democrats lose the electoral college, Congress, and most of the state houses.

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When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation.

Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country.

Simply put, Democrats’ once vaunted coalition of the ascendant — younger, multiethnic, educated, and urban — failed them in 2016, and in 2014 and 2010 before that. That coalition proved to have major handicaps, part demographic and part geographic, that have been hollowing out the party for years.

Democrats may find cold comfort in Hillary Clinton’s nearly 3 million popular vote lead and the fact that more people call themselves “liberal” than ever polled. And they can, and do, fairly protest a system of representative government that allows the government to be so unrepresentative of the popular vote. But it will be up to Democrats to solve their own problem within the current rules.
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Re: Democrats left in the lurch

Postby valleyranch » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:14 am

Those who've moved into the Democratic party, and have a pretty strong hold, will be sponsoring a much more violent approach, from now on, while not claiming to have caused the injury.

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Re: Democrats left in the lurch

Postby Peter1469 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:39 pm

They seem to me to be largely incompetent.

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Re: Democrats left in the lurch

Postby valleyranch » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:28 pm

Incompetent but constant~unrelenting.


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