Democratic Party in Worse Shape than you Even Thought

We have seen over and over since election day the terrible state of the Democrat party. And it is getting worse.

First, the election of Donald Trump has loosed some of the most vile, angry, profane and even violent people in US history. They target not only president Trump but all Republicans and conservatives.

This is not going to win any elections; it is going to further alienate voters and create a sympathetic backlash for Trump and for Republicans.

To see how bad shape the Democrats are in today, look at the list at the end of this commentary which shows how much political power Republicans and conservatives now have nationwide versus how little power Democrats have.

A writer named Thomas Edsall recently penned an article called The Democratic Party is in Worse Shape than You Thought for The New York Times that further details how the Democrats are self-destructing.

Here are two excerpts from that article with discussion of each:

Edsall writes: (A political think tank) also studied Obama-to-Trump voters. Estimates of the number of such voters range from 6.7 to 9.2 million, far more than enough to provide Trump his Electoral College victory. The counties that switched from Obama to Trump were heavily concentrated in the Midwest and other Rust Belt states.

To say that this constituency does not look favorably on the Democratic Party fails to capture the scope of their disenchantment.

… A solid majority, 77 percent, of Obama-to-Trump voters think Trump’s economic policies will either favor “all groups equally” (44) or the middle class (33). 21 percent said Trump would favor the wealthy. comment: Wow. 6.7 to 9.2 million votes jumped the Democrat ship. This is huge. Added to the fact that blacks and other expected Democrat voters like millennials did not turn out for Hillary and you have a disaster.

But then again we know that Democrats made an intentional choice to abandon white working-class voters for a coalition of blacks, hispanics, gays, unmarried women, millennials, etc.

They neglected to consider that white working class voters are a huge bloc that usually voted Democrat in the past, so their loss is a double whammy – one less vote for Democrats and one more vote for Republicans. It gets worse. Stan Greenberg, a Democratic pollster, wrote:

The Democrats don’t have a “white working-class problem.” They have a “working-class problem,” which progressives have been reluctant to address honestly or boldly. The fact is that Democrats have lost support with all working-class voters across the electorate, including the Rising American Electorate of minorities, unmarried women, and millennials. This decline contributed mightily to the Democrats’ losses in the states and Congress and to the election of Donald Trump.

This is a major problem for the Democrat party. Yet Democrats continue to deny that anything is wrong. They think that president Trump is the problem. This further exposes how out of touch they are.

This happened since the Democrat party has shifted way over to the left, particularly under Obama. Very few Democrats in America today are ‘moderate’ or even close. This is killing the Democrat party but the party cannot shift back without inciting the wacko fringe elements who have taken over so much control. Thus the party is damned whichever way it goes.

This is why was certain that Donald Trump would win, and said it over and over throughout 2016. This goes back more than six years when I heard Trump do an extended radio interview with Rush Limbaugh on January 17, 2011. I posted this commentary the very next day on the RedState site that ‘Trump Will be Next US President’ if he chose to run in 2012. Because I could hear in that interview what tens of millions of Americans wanted to hear.

Edsall writes: Geoff Garin is a partner in the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group… Garin wrote in an email:

The biggest common denominator among Obama-to-Trump voters is a view that the political system is corrupt and doesn’t work for people like them. … Obama-to-Trump voters were more likely to think more Democrats look out for the wealthy than look out for poor people. comment: This is a political atom bomb. We conservatives have known this for decades but suddenly millions of voters have figured it out that Democrats are the party of “the rich”.

Look at the mega billionaires like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg, Carlos Slim (from Mexico) and George Soros. They are all liberals, leftists or hard leftists.

Then look at the super-wealthy people in places like Hollywood, Chicago, New York, Aspen, Wall Street, Santa Fe, Martha’s Vineyard, Seattle, or in Nancy Pelosi’s rich suburban San Francisco congressional district. They are overwhelmingly far-left Democrats, sometimes 95% or more Democrat, like in mega-bucks Silicon Valley. One report said the Google employees had given 98% of their campaign contributions to Democrats.

Interestingly one single mayor in the whole conservative state of Wyoming took down president Trump’s portrait from the town hall. Which town was it?

It was the chic ski resort town of Jackson Hole, a playground for rich people from all over America and the world. It hardly even seems to be politically part of Wyoming.

In my county in Massachusetts I estimate that 70% or more of the rich people are very liberal Democrats since my county went 70% for Obama. Meanwhile Trump appealed to small-town and rural people with vastly lower incomes. These are the “regular folks” who work harder than anyone but who have been left out of our national political dialogue… until Trump that is. had recommended for many years that Republicans do a nationwide voter registration drive among white people in small-town and rural America. But then Trump in effect did that in his campaign and he won and now is going to change America forever.

Democrats and their media cronies are continuing to make another huge error. They think that if they attack Trump loudly, repeatedly and in the most vociferous terms, including profanity, extreme caricature and lies, that that somehow is going to return liberals to power.

This is false. Trump ran on a clear platform of reform. Name-calling is no substitute for concrete proposals to fix the nation. Tens of millions of Americans now hate the media even more for impugning president Trump at every turn. This is causing long-term damage to these media sources and they don’t even know it yet.

Trump haters also are losing their jobs left and right for their outrageous comments. A New York City Shakespeare group just lost two major sponsors over a play showing Trump being murdered. None of this helps Democrats to get elected. It is hurting them.

Democrats and their media allies also are still stunned that Trump’s election caught them totally off guard. This is one of the reasons that they are so angry and flummoxed; they are supposed to be the smartest people ever, but they totally missed something elementary like Trump’s win. This is shocking and frightening to them. It’s like the class genius flunking his big test. It is deeply traumatizing.

The longer that Trump is around, the more his ideas are going to sink in. That is why Democrats are so desperate to get rid of president Trump. Yet has already predicted that president Trump will be re-elected in 2020 since support for Trump is vastly higher than the media and Democrats will ever know.

Democrats never conceived that a business tycoon like Trump could steal their voters with rational arguments against socialism, that these voters were having a bad reaction to Obama policies on the economy, open borders, terrorism, energy, and personal issues like bathrooms.

For instance Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris ‘climate’ accord was met with joy or even yawns from Trump voters, while the media elites in New York and Washington went koo-koo. This shows the disconnect between “the people” and the media/Democrat axis.

For decades Democrats simply have believed their own media narrative, that everyone loves Democrats and Obama, that Hillary was a shoo-in, that all voters really hate Republicans, etc. This is another of their fatal flaws and it comes out of sheer arrogance.

Even wacky Bernie Sanders saw the light. After the election of Trump he said:

Millions of Americans registered a protest vote (for Trump), expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own…. Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel.

So there you go, again. Stan Greenberg also wrote:

Past (Democrat voters) pulled back because of the Democrats’ seeming embrace of multinational trade agreements that have cost American jobs. The Democrats have moved from seeking to manage and champion the nation’s growing immigrant diversity to seeming to champion immigrant rights over American citizens’. Instinctively and not surprisingly, the Democrats embraced the liberal values of America’s dynamic and best-educated metropolitan areas, seeming not to respect the values or economic stress of older voters in small-town and rural America. Finally, the Democrats also missed the economic stress and social problems in the cities themselves and in working-class suburbs.

Now here are the shocking numbers about how much power the Democrats have lost since Obama was first elected. Republicans now control:

*the White House and the enormous power that goes with it, including the power to appoint Supreme Court justices and federal judges, which will re-make American jurisprudence for decades to come. If one of the two elderly liberal Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer or Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies or retires while Trump is in office, it will be game over for liberals for the next 30 years;
*the US Senate, with 51 Republican senators out of 100 (certainly 52 when the Sessions seat is filled). That number even could go to 53 since one Democrat may switch parties. This gives Republicans majority control of the Senate again, which they were expected to lose in the recent election. This means that Trump will generally get all of the legislation that he wants and the appointments that he wants, including the Supreme Court.
*the US House of Representative with 237 Republicans to 197 Democrats (with 1 vacancy), a big GOP majority. This will probably continue for many years.
*Republicans hold 33 out of 50 governorships. Republican governors rule almost all of the thriving and growing American states, and also many once-liberal states like Wisconsin and Michigan. Even ultra-liberal Vermont just elected a Republican governor by a whopping 9 points.
*Republicans have majority control of 68 out of 98 state legislative bodies.
*Republicans have been doing extremely well in mid-term elections and so you can expect them to do well in 2018, with Trump there to help them. Worse for Democrats, only eight Republican US senators are up for re-election in 2018 but 25(!) non-Republicans (Democrats and independents) are. This will provide a clear opportunity for another rout of the Democrats and could take Republicans to 60 US Senate seats, the “magic number” that would give Trump almost unlimited power.

Here is an added note from the Washington Post to make these arrogant Democrats even more depressed:

Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court seat, giving the president-elect a monumental opportunity to reshape the judiciary after taking office. The estimated 103 judicial vacancies that President Obama is expected to hand over to Trump in the Jan. 20 transition of power is nearly double the 54 openings Obama found eight years ago following George W. Bush’s presidency.

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