Time Magazine: Democrats In Deepest Trouble As A Party Since The 1940’s

Most of the mainstream media seems convinced that Democrats are going to stage some kind of comeback in 2018 or 2020 but that’s unlikely. Time Magazine is not a Conservative publication, but even they are coming to terms with the reality.

This looks pretty bad for Democrats:

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms

Every party cast out of power endures a period of soul-searching. But the Democrats’ dilemma was unimaginable even a year ago, when Clinton seemed to be coasting toward the White House and demographic change fueled dreams of a permanent national majority. Now, eight months into the Trump presidency, the party looks to face its toughest odds since Ronald Reagan won 49 states in 1984. The Democrats are in their deepest congressional rut since the class of 1946 was elected, and hold the fewest governors’ mansions–15–since 1922. Of the 98 partisan legislatures in the U.S., Republicans control 67.

During Barack Obama’s presidency, Democrats lost 970 seats in state legislatures, leaving the party’s bench almost bare. The median age of their congressional leadership is 67, and many of the obvious early presidential front runners will be in their 70s by the 2020 election…

The momentum may be on the left, but picking up the 24 seats required to retake the House, and the three states needed for control of the Senate, will mean luring back blue collar workers in places like Ryan’s Mahoning Valley district, where the steel plants are shells of their former selves, small businesses are boarded up and payday lenders seem to be on every corner. This used to be a Democratic stronghold, but Trump won three of the five counties in Ryan’s district.

If Democrats don’t refine their pitch to alienated white voters, Trump could win re-election with ease.

Democrats have done nothing to earn back the trust of the American people. They also show no sign of having any interest in that. Until they do, they deserve to lose.

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