The Problem for Democrats

Their lurch left may very well undercut their strength.

The problem for Democrats is very simple. They expect to win and so are in the process of moving as far left as possible in order to claim a mandate. They will, should they win in November, really not have any mandate for any agenda other than being "not Trump." But they want to claim it.

That far left drift is a problem. Black and hispanic voters currently have no other party to go to, but there is ample evidence they are starting to grow concerned by the radical secularism invading the Democratic Party that makes it increasingly hostile to religion. Blue collar white voters, likewise, are less and less enamored with the Democrats.

It is becoming a party of secular atheists and rich white people. It seems its only saving grace is a GOP hell bent on self-destruction.

I suspect the Democrats will see their wave roll through in November. The problem, though, is that in their dramatic lurch left they undercut some of their wave. They may see some seats stay Republican that a more moderate party could have taken. On top of that, they will no doubt interpret their win as a mandate and, in lurching far left, set themselves up for failure in 2020 even against a more restrained President Trump.

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UPDATE: Schumer takes wall off of table, holds McConnell to promised vote. Schuner is a liar. Durbin lies or stretches vulgar comment so he can play the race card. Trump has been very clear about the wall and border security. DACA and dreamers are not the same. DACA individuals are adults at 18, they start at 15. Dreamers are people that have been brought as children. The parents are the law breakers and should be deported. Other arrangements can be made for the children. After certain criteria is met, there should be a path to citizenship. Citizenship is better than continuous limbo. Open borders is good for drug dealers, terrorist and human trafficking.. The Democrats are being as honest about immigration as they have been about tax reform and guns. Democrats want the people to be mindless dependents of government.

nyazbrian
nyazbrian

I don't know that liberals talk states rights only when they aren't in power...I don't really know of any that are talking about it right now and they have zero power. They never talk about it. They should learn to love it though. Live and let live.

etbass
etbass

That is a phenomenal idea. I would love to get back to the small federal government that we had at our founding, instead of the massive one we have now that impacts every facet of our lives. Then we can find a place within this country that is to our liking. There are a lot of people in both parties that want to keep the power in D.C., so they can control it. I remain convinced that the only way to do this, is for the federal government to stop doing this and for us to cut off most of the funding. If they couldn't borrow money and didn't have much, the federal government would have to prioritize spending on the true federal issues, such as the military, trade, border security, disputes among states, etc. I do think it is comical at how the states rights issue becomes important to the left the moment they don't have power in D.C. and gets laughed off the moment that they regain power. (I am not accusing you of this personally, as I don't know, and won't assume, what your historical opinion of the matter is. It is merely a general observation that is supported by ample evidence.)

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The Democrats are divided liberal and socialist. They have three litmus test: pro-abortion, anti-gun, and pro-immigration. They got rid of the "Blue Dogs." Trump can win those voting the pocket book, he has created jobs and cut taxes. He can win the immigrant who followed the rules. He can win the minority now employed. He can win with his stand on religious freedom, regardless of personal faults. The Democrats now have 26 seats to defend. Two RINOs of the eight Republicans are retiring. The CDs will not be reapportioned until after the 2020 election. The biggest danger for the Republicans is a split vote filling the open seats.

nyazbrian
nyazbrian

Bleh, the people who think they know everything that will happen are entertaining. To say the Dems or Reps are screwed because of this or that is silly. A little over a year ago people said the R's were never going to be a majority party. Pendulums swing. Will the economy continue to soar? We are due for a slowdown, when will it be? Will there be a terrorist attack, or another Katrina? I feel really confident as a Dem that Trump will continue to implode. Whatever, nothing changes, nothing is permanent. Our country is screwed as long as we all believe we can have every service and entitlement yet only people of another class will have to pay for it.