Demography Will Never Be Destiny for Divisive Democrats

Despite their ranks being decimated at nearly every level of government some true-believing Democrats continue to believe they are the “coalition of their ascendant.” Their thinking is that they are forming a coalition centered on millennials, minorities and socially liberal whites, each of which is a growing demographic group. Although Democrats are losing now, these…
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Why Do Democrats Keep Losing: It’s the Economy, Stupid

“It’s the economy, stupid.” Those four words, coined by James Carville as the political corollary of the KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle won Bill Clinton the 1992 election. They were so important that Carville had them placed on a large sign that hung in the campaign’s war room, a constant reminder that no matter…
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Democrats Alienating the Voters They Need to Win in 2018

Democrats’ path to a Senate majority is incredibly difficult and politically perilous. The 2018 map is unforgiving, offering no shortcuts and leaving no room for wrong-turns. And yet rather than identify where their party went off the tracks in 2016, Democrats seem to be going out of their way alienate would-be supporters. Republicans currently have…
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Democrats’ Interest in Intersectionality Is a Political Dead End

Democrats gathered in small town West Virginia—a state President Trump won by 40 points—to learn how to talk to “real people.” The day’s agenda included a “discussion with Trump voters” moderated by Sen. Joe Minchin and “speaking to this who feel invisible in rural America” led by former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. Other sessions included:…
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