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Democrat Delusions and Their Dire Prospects

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (3rd L), trailed by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) (3rd R), arrives for Senate Democratic party leadership elections at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

As Democrats try to regroup from their disastrous performance in recent elections, they delude themselves on two crucial points.

First, they blame their losses on a uniquely unpopular presidential candidate, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is hardly alone among recent Democratic nominees in her inability to connect with the public. In the last thirteen presidential contests, going back 48 years, Barack Obama is the only Democrat who reached 51% of the popular vote – and he did it twice.

And liberals also fool themselves if they think there’s another Obama waiting in the wings: this president enjoyed a unique ability to make history as the first non-white major party nominee, but the current Democratic bench is shockingly weak. Elizabeth Warren, Tim Kaine, Andrew Cuomo or even the aging Joe Biden hardly look like solid bets to revitalize a party with a half century record of failure in securing a solid majority of the presidential popular vote.

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  1. Papa  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    "failure in securing a solid majority of the presidential popular vote."

    Um…Hillary did just that

    • Mama  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      News flash, "Einstein" – Hillary did not go over 50% of the vote. That's what is meant by getting a majority of the popular vote, assuming you understand basic math.

      • Ty  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm

        She still got more total votes, which as we all know, means less and less to conservatives, because they have given on on convincing more people. The goal plan from now on is relying on locations over human beings to win the day, and gerrymandering.

      • Papa  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm

        Most, majority. Whatever. If you subtract the dead people who voted for Trump, she had the majority.

  2. Papa  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    "failure in securing a solid majority of the presidential popular vote."

    Um…Hillary did just that

    And don't forget, we managed to elect a Kenyan born Muslim. Repubs can't even get a Jew in office.

    • Rick Schwagb  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      When did they ever try?!

      • Papa  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        This:

        Goldwater's parents were married in an Episcopal church in Phoenix; for his entire life, Goldwater was an Episcopalian, though on rare occasions he referred to himself as "Jewish".[1

        Jewish people have often used the episcopal church to "fit in". They actually allow reason (important to Jews) unlike other Christian denominations.

  3. Papa  •  Nov 29, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I agree Ty. And there were 900 fewer polling places, to the delight of republicans. What a sad sight to see citizens of this country wait in line for hours in places like Arizona to vote, while in WA state all voting is by mail. The biggest enemy of republicans is ease of voting. Perhaps Washington state should only have one polling station on top of mount rainier. I mean if you really care about voting you would climb that damn mountain.

  4. Franco  •  Dec 1, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Too bad you libtards don't understand how our Preseidents are chosen.
    You are playing a game, and have no idea how the score is calculated and how to win.
    Keep talking to yourselves, in your libtard bubble, and we will keep winning elections.
    Thank you!

  5. Terry miller  •  Dec 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Majority vote is 50% plus one. Purality is less than 50% and if the most received then a winner in multi candidate contest. Pres elections in us as a federal republic do not use raw vote totals. The electoral college buffers raw votes so that each state including the fly over states have a say in the final decision.

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