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The Democratic Civil War Is Getting Nasty, Even if No One Is Paying Attention

By MrMagic following x   2017 Nov 1, 3:50pm 555 views   9 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

Democrats are warning that, if their party doesn’t unify soon, Republicans could maintain control of Congress in 2018 and Donald Trump could even be re-elected.

Clinton was guilty of “malpractice” in how she conducted her 2016 Presidential campaign, Greenberg told me. Even worse, he said, Democrats were repeating the same political mistakes a year later. “Look at Virginia right now,” Greenberg said, as soon as we sat down in his second-floor office. “We have a candidate”—Ralph Northam, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee—“running as Hillary Clinton. He is running on the same kind of issues, and has the same kind of view of the world.

It’s the Republicans who talk about the economy, not the Democrats.” This was the approach that doomed Clinton against Trump. The electorate was angry in 2016 and remains angry now, Greenberg said, and Northam, a Norfolk doctor, didn’t get it. Neither did Clinton and the team of Obama veterans who staffed her Brooklyn headquarters.

Without a resolution to these questions, the next Democratic nominee may well end up caught in the same trap in which Hillary Clinton found herself, stuck defending the legacy of the two-term Obama Presidency, even as the economic dislocations of the Obama era fuelled the rise of populism on both left and right.

In the wake of Trump’s win, it’s easy to blame Hillary Clinton for being a flawed candidate with a tin ear for politics. Or to rationalize Trump’s unexpected victory as an accident of history.

But I haven’t talked with a single Democrat or independent analyst who doesn’t think that the Party remains in serious danger of another electoral catastrophe.

“The Democratic Party today is divided over whether it wants to focus on the economy or identity.”

1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2017 Nov 1, 3:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

2   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2017 Nov 1, 6:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


Is there such thing as reverse Arkancide?
3   Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 1, 8:27pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
“The Democratic Party today is divided over whether it wants to focus on the economy or identity.”

Good summary.

The right answer is the economy.

If Democrats keep pushing identity politics, they will keep losing.
4   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2017 Nov 2, 8:36am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
If Democrats keep pushing identity politics, they will keep losing.

The article in the OP fits perfect, just look at the crap Donna Brazile released today. The Dem party is imploding, yet their party members don't see it.
5   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 2, 9:54am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The right answer is they need to take their "populist" pill and start focusing on the average American, and do so independently of race or origin.

Focusing on identity would not only tear apart the party, it will in time tear apart America. It would be an historic mistake.
8   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 2, 5:16pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm definitely paying attention.

I just read about Donna Brazile and Elizabeth Warren throwing Killary under the bus.

Between this and Hollywood imploding on itself, life is good.

It's so deliciously entertaining. I want more.

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