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Democrat Delusions and Their Dire Prospects

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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. Ty  •  Nov 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    This is a problem for liberals. We seem to need a more charismatic candidate to get excited for, and looking at the field of the current slate, there is literally no one on the horizon that stands out. Some people have pointed to Tulsi Gabbard on the more left leaning side, and Corey Booker on the moderate side, but the last makes me a bit ill. I know a lot of people like Corey Booker and see him as a safer candidate, but he comes across as too milquetoast imo.

    He has a problem that Donald does not have, or other liberals like Sam Harris. He can't speak honestly about issues that rub against liberal soft points, like being honest about Islam. Take a look at this exchange with Bill Maher.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLIbDaqPXG8

    Look at him twist and turn and dodge the obvious. This is a problem among liberals, of which I count myself, they are too mealy mouthed with these sorts of issues, and their fears don't have to follow. Is stating the obvious that there is a bigger issue with religious extremism coming from Islamic societies and doctrines in the world today going to turn away decent muslims? Do we think so little of them that the mere mention of this reality, that they can see just as clearly as we can, will turn them away? And if it would, what does it say about the depravity of intellectual honestly of such a group? If that turned out to be true, the bigger issue would not be losing those people, but convincing them they are mistaken.

    Same thing with the far left on campuses and their hostility to speech. Here is another example on cnn with someone using the n word, the host, clearly liberal, was more upset at the use of the word in full to describe what someone ELSE among the potential Trump team said, than the person or embrace of the man who actually said it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA3GzUVdAbc

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Louis, Louis  •  Dec 5, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I don't know one liberal ((and I know many) who think this election was lost because of Hillary. This election went to a hate-mongering idiot who won it not on merits of experience and depth but on class hatred and revenge against their fellow Americans. I have yet to meet or read a conservative who explains his vote for Trump not on his merits but on their personal hatred of fellow citizens whom they blame for their own failures.

  8. Franco  •  Dec 21, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Louis
    I'm a REAL Conservative, and please allow me to explain my vote for Trump.
    My vote for Trump, was a vote for damage control. It was a vote to stop the most corrupt political family in my lifetime. It was a vote for the hope to get Constitutional-nominees appointmented to The Supreme Court. It was a vote for border security. It was a vote to slow/stop America's decent into western-European-socialism. It was a vote to get rid of Obamacare, the most Unconstitutional piece of garbage ever passed in my lifetime. I could go on, but you will not listen… you are too focused on your own agenda (hate, failure, etc.) Don't let reality penetrate your lib-bubble which you have created for yourself… Just keep telling yourself the lie… and keep believing it… a shrinking number still do believe the lie.

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