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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Obama's legacy: Democratic losses, party chaos

Next DNC leader faces battle over strategy

Democrats always had the White House — until last week.

As their majorities in Congress slipped away and they ceded the lead in governorships over the past six years, President Obama and his top lieutenants comforted themselves with the changing demographics that they said would make it impossible for a Republican to win the top job.

Donald Trump punctured that belief in stunning fashion last week, sending Democratic voters scrambling to make sense of their losses and igniting a new battle for the party’s soul that promises to last for months.

“We have to take the time to figure out what happened,” said Jim Manley, a senior Democratic strategist and director at QGA Public Affairs who said Democrats knew their grip on Congress was tenuous, but were stunned by losing the presidency. “It’s obviously much more than cyclical. Something went wrong and we need to figure out what it is and how to stop it.”

In the near term, some Democrats are vowing massive resistance to anything Mr. Trump proposes, saying he is an incorrigible racist. Others counsel that their path to power is to hold true to liberal principles while finding places to cooperate with Mr. Trump.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incorrigible racist? The Dems need only to look within their own ranks to find the real racists, ones of all colors.

Anonymous said...

I truly hate the Democratic party.

Anonymous said...

In the near term, some Democrats are vowing massive resistance to anything Mr. Trump proposes, saying he is an incorrigible racist."

Translation: "We vow to be against anything this man proposes categorically, no matter if it's good for the Country., but we will never be prejudiced."

Anonymous said...

Maybe Ellison will declare Sharia law. Hey! That would be the end of women in the DNC like Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz,Boxer,Feinstein, etc.