If there was one thing that hampered the Tea Party movement in 2010 it was their adherence to anything non-establishment. Their backing of ideological firebrands led to GOP losses in winnable seats (Delaware, Colorado and Nevada being the standouts). As … Continue reading Did Democrats Nominate A Tea Party Look Alike?
If any two things clarified where the Democratic Party sees its future they were the election of Tom Perez to head the DNC and Steven Beshear’s pitiful response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union Tuesday night. Perez, a former … Continue reading The Dangers of Identity Politics
While Republicans might be struggling on what to do about Obamacare there is no such disunity over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Indeed, virtually every elected Republican official and outside groups have praised Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court; Neil … Continue reading The Democrats No Win Strategy On Gorsuch
Recently, President Obama lamented in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” that if he had shown up more Democrats would have done better last November. The President offered some commentary on the state of affairs of … Continue reading Would Democrats Have Done Better If Obama “Showed Up More?”
Donald Trump clearly won voters that had backed Obama 4 years ago. He also lost many voters that backed Romney in 2012. That’s good for the Donald because it means his coalition is something unique to him and that his … Continue reading Trump Voters Are Not Traditional Republicans: That’s A Problem
At his year end press conference, Obama said he wanted to take an active role in the future of his party. But, Obama is if anything, an ideologue and is blind to how his latest action has put his party … Continue reading Obama Digs a Deeper Hole For Democrats
It’s a well-established but little know fact that Obama would have won in 2012 even if the electorate resembled 2004 in demographic and partisan categories. Indeed, Obama’s 2012 reelection charted a different path than his 2008 election bid. Obama did … Continue reading Where the Obama Coalition Failed Clinton