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Nov 14 2016

Democrats in Decline

Democrats didn’t only lose the White House. Since Obama took power and radicalized the party, the downward trajectory has been steep all around. Via WaPo:

democrat decline

Another WaPo graphic:

governor-state-legislature

In only four states are both the governor and state legislature Democrat.

Convinced that Bernie Sanders would have won the election, Democrats are preparing to plunge still further into leftist Wackoland, allowing Sanders and his fellow extremist Elizabeth Warren to guide their course. Meanwhile, Sanders’s own home state, ranked by Gallup as the most liberal in the USA, just elected a Republican governor running on a small government platform. With 25 Democrat Senate seats coming up in 2018, total marginalization could be on the horizon.

This is a golden opportunity to restore America by moving in a conservative direction. Whether that will happen under the incoming leadership remains to be seen.

On tips from J and JusttheTipHQ.



  • Mr. Freemarket

    If you are unconvinced that democrats produce crappy, overbloated, expensive government, just take a look at New York and California.

    It appears that even Michigan has learned their lesson.

  • TED

    OBOZO’S true LEGACY!! 😎

  • TrueConservative
  • TrojanMan

    The democrats need to do a better job of not consolidating all their voters in a few pockets. But then that would require them to live among the masses of the unwashed racists, bigots, homophobes, etc.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Hey….wait….that bird’s half white.

  • KirklesWorth

    Don’t forget Ohio and Florida.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    Whether that will happen under the incoming leadership remains to be seen.

    Aye, there’s the rub.

  • Torcer

    The Democratic Party Establishment Is Finished
    What a joke
    Nov. 9 2016
    The Democrats will now control next to nothing above the municipal level. Donald Trump will be president. We are going to be unpacking this night for the rest of our lives, and lives beyond that. We can’t comprehend even 1 percent of what’s just happened. But one aspect of it, minor in the overall sweep, that I’m pretty sure we can comprehend well enough right now: The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished.
    [..]
    The midterm losses? That was just a bad cycle, structurally speaking; presidential demographics would make up for it. The party establishment made a grievous mistake rallying around Hillary Clinton. It wasn’t just a lack of recent political seasoning. She was a bad candidate, with no message beyond heckling the opposite sideline. She was a total misfit for both the politics of 2016 and the energy of the Democratic Party as currently constituted. She could not escape her baggage, and she must own that failure herself.

    Think of how wrong the entire national media conversation was—and yes, I contributed my fair share—about how the Republicans were being torn apart as a party. I prewrote a piece Tuesday afternoon, to be published in the event of the expected Clinton win, pushing back against both myself and other members of the media, arguing that Democrats and Republicans were both in existential trouble and that, in the short-term context of a decaying political system, Republicans might even have the edge: Democrats could win the presidency most of the time but never a majority of state governments or the House; while Republicans could always win the majority of state governments and the House, and occasionally—probably in 2020, I thought—the White House. This was wrong. Republicans don’t have a slight edge over Democrats in a decaying political system. Republicans are ascendant. Trump has given them a mission. The country is now theirs.

    Whoever takes over what’s left of the Democratic Party is going to have to find a way to appeal to a broader cross section of the country. It may still be true that in the long term, Republicans can’t win with their demographics, but we found out Tuesday that the long term is still pretty far away. Democrats have to win more white voters. They have to do so in a way that doesn’t erode the anti-racist or anti-sexist planks of the modern party, which are non-negotiable. If only there were a model for this.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/the_democratic_party_establishment_is_finished_after_trump.html

  • Torcer

    The states which still have both a Democratic Governor and Democratic state legislature. https://t.co/r2QNMoxzbR

  • Torcer

    The Democratic Party Deserved To Die
    Demographics are not destiny. Candidates do matter. And it is still the economy, stupid.

    They said they were facing an economic apocalypse, we offered “retraining” and complained about their white privilege. Is it any wonder we lost? One after another, the dispatches came back from the provinces. The coal mines are gone, the steel mills are closed, the drugs are rampant, the towns are decimated and everywhere you look depression, despair, fear. In the face of Trump’s willingness to boldly proclaim without facts or evidence that he would bring the good times back, we offered a tepid gallows logic. Well, those jobs are actually gone for good, we knowingly told them. And we offered a fantastical non-solution. We will retrain you for good jobs! Never mind that these “good jobs” didn’t exist in East Kentucky or Cleveland. And as a final insult, we lectured a struggling people watching their kids die of drug overdoses about their white privilege. Can you blame them for calling bullshit? All Trump could offer was white nationalism as protection against competing with black and brown people. It wasn’t a very compelling case, but it was vastly superior to a candidate who enthusiastically backed NAFTA, seems most at ease in a room of Goldman Sachs bankers and was almost certain to do nothing for these towns other than maybe setting up a local chapter of Rednecks Who Code. We bet that Trump’s manifest awfulness would be enough to let us eke out a win. We were dead wrong. Here’s my version of the Democratic Party autopsy because, make no mistake, the old ways of the Democratic party must die.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-democratic-party-deserves-to-die_us_58236ad5e4b0aac62488cde5

  • Torcer

    We Thought the GOP Was Over, We Didn’t Count on the Decimation of the Democrat Party | RedState http://www.redstate.com/kiradavis/2016/11/14/thought-gop-didnt-count-decimation-democrat-party/

    Democrats face a power outage in Washington — and an identity crisis http://wapo.st/2fTvU2e?

  • KirklesWorth

    Right…”we” didn’t. The “we” being the so-called “conservative” anti-Trumpers. The Trump supporters were helping to cause the decimation with their bravery and patriotism.

  • octa bright

    The Federalists, then later the Whigs self destructed. The democrats, after the Federalists collapsed split into the Jacksonian faction (Democrats) and the anti-Jacksonian faction (Whigs). The Whigs collapsed and the Northern members joined with the Free Soil Party and Know Nothing Party to become the Republicans. There will be at least two parties because there will not be a universal consensus on a long term basis.
    In a free country no political victory and no political defeat is permanent. Be modest or don’t despair as your case ma be.

  • Eddie_Valiant

    While I never claimed to have a working crystal ball, I’d believed Fauxchohontas would end up being the Dem candidate this year after Clinton was hauled away in shackles. Shame on me for not having the ball serviced.

    However, I’ve had the crystal repaired and can say with certainty that our “esteemed” fake indian Senator will be the dems choice for the next socialist to occupy the White House. She’s the anti-Hillary, appeals to a lot of people because she projects an air of motherly authority without being threatening. While her whole career is one big fake, dem voters will always overlook that.

    Trump and Co. will have their work cut out for them to keep Lizzie from getting to 1600 Penn Ave.

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