Why Democrats Lost and Why The Losses WILL CONTINUE
The Republicans are in trouble, but not how the Democrats sell it.
Republicans are in trouble because they are no longer truly Republicans. They carry the name Republican, and thus have benefited from the Conservative grass roots, specifically the Tea Party Community. Nevertheless, the grassroots identified the ruse of neo-Republicanism.
Because Republicans are posers, support for them is subject to change. Their current advantage is Republicans are easier to scare into conformity, due mainly to their flimsy tie to morality.
Despite all this, Democrats’ prospects are far worse. As the New York Post reported,
Open up the Republican Party Web site and you’ll quickly see an article called “Principles for American Renewal” with 11 broad statements of principle such as this one under immigration: “We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy.”
Scroll down the Democrats’ home page and you’ll find a dull party platform with 93 bullet points and a list of links entitled “People.” Each link leads to a subgroup: Women. Hispanics. LGBT people. “Ethnic Americans.” There are 17 different groups, and a different message tailored for each.
Republicans offer a vision to unite America. Democrats offer to break it down into pieces.
Nothing new here.
When Democrats discuss people, they discuss them in buckets. The black vote, the Latino vote, the women’s vote, etc. The article reinforces this point.
The liberal focus on using coalition politics to get to 50.1 percent in presidential elections has led to historic losses at the state and local levels, with Republicans now standing in total control in 26 states (as against six for the Democrats) and having shifted the House and Senate right. In “The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics,” author Mark Lilla suggests a unifying theme that picks up on Bernie Sanders’ central insight — that the big political question today is what you earn (not enough) rather than who you are (black, gay, female, Muslim, Latino or, ideally, all five).
How will the Democrats sell their new branding, “Better”? Better segregation of its demographics? Even Leftists are skeptical, as nobody has mentioned that lame new “message” since it was introduced.
And what of their leaders?
Harry Reid thankfully retired, yet still looms in the lexicon of political discourse. Nancy Pelosi fights for her survival. Chuck Schumer’s ratings are lower than Trumps, and Schumer’s are legitimately lower. Barack Obama has been essentially incommunicado, though the Left promised that he would build an effective shadow government. Finally, the Left wishes that Hillary Clinton would go away.
Who are the up and comers?
Corey Booker? Obama-light. Kamala Harris? Here’s what TBS wrote of Harris recently:
The Democrats have an ingenue, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Sources say she met with members of Hillary Clinton’s “inner circle” and other top Democratic operatives and fundraisers in the Hamptons over the weekend. It is rumored they discussed Harris as a potential challenger for Trump in 2020.
According to the New York Post:
The California senator is being fêted in Bridgehampton on Saturday at the home of MWWPR guru Michael Kempner, a staunch Clinton supporter who was one of her national-finance co-chairs and a lead fundraiser for her 2008 bid for the presidency. He was also listed as one of the top “bundlers” for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, having raised $3 million.
Guests there to greet Harris are expected to include Margo Alexander, a member of Clinton’s inner circle; Dennis Mehiel, a Democratic donor who is the chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, even though he lives between a sprawling Westchester estate and an Upper East Side pad; designer Steven Gambrel and Democratic National Committee member Robert Zimmerman.
The report comes just weeks after Harris said at a conference in California that she hasn’t considered running for president in 2020, citing her current job as The Golden State’s freshman senator.
“I’m not giving that any consideration. I’ve got to stay focused,” Harris said at the conference, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Rinse and repeat.
The faces may change, but the Democratic Party remains the same. The party is leaderless and messageless. Democrats are one-trick ponies, and Americans are on to their parlor tricks.