Even though registered Democrats far outnumber the number of registered Republicans in this country, the Democratic Party is in serious trouble. It seems to be in total free fall. Can it survive?
When President Obama was elected President, the democrats were in total control. They controlled the Congress and the Presidency. They were also in control of many state governors and state legislatures.
The Democrats pulled an end run with Obama in 2008 and 2012. Obama won because he was black. He had no qualifications, but he was black and could give a great speech as long as it was prepared for him. A brilliant campaign slogan of Hope and Change appealed to a large portion of the population. It said nothing, but individuals could all hope it meant the change they wanted. Unfortunately, the change never came.
The Democrats thought they had a slam dunk with Hillary Clinton for President, but Trump won. Being black had been enough to elect Obama. They thought being a woman would pull it off again in spite of her other short comings.
They should have looked at what had happened since 2009 when Obama took office. Democrats have lost:
· 14 U.S. Senate seats
· 69 U.S. House seats
· 12 state governors
· 910 state legislator seats
That is more than 1,000 elected officials that the Democratic Party has lost since Obama took office. It is not all President Obama’s fault. The Democratic Party is just totally out of touch.
The political elite thought they could control the media and how the country voted. Democrat Party leaders and the media located in
New York City and did not have a clue what was happening in the rest of the
country. Washington DC
The people of this country are fed up with big government and politics as usual. They want real change. The Republican Party has benefited from this feeling of anger since 2009. Trump recognized how determined the public was for real change before the Republican Party did.
Trump has changed the Republican Party. The Democratic Party will also have to change to survive, but how will they change?
Liberals are demonstrating in the streets. Some say this is an attempt to solidify the Democratic Party. I think it has just the reverse affect. These demonstrations continue to divide the country and create more unrest.
Some Democrats want to become the new Socialist Party. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a run at this. I hope this country is too smart to turn socialist. Historically, socialism has never worked for obvious reasons. Most liberals advocating socialism have no idea how it will effect their freedoms and quality of life. A quick look at
Cuba should be enough of a reality check.
The Democratic Party needs to listen to all the people and abandon the liberal Progressive big government ideas. There was a time the Democratic Party did represent working men and women. That is certainly not true today, buy maybe they can return to that platform.
I sincerely hope so. I would love to have a Democratic candidate at the state or federal level that I could vote for.