Editor, The News:
Is the Democratic party unraveling?
Many still express surprise and shock that Donald Trump won the presidential election. It is less shocking when understanding how the Democratic party is unraveling.
During the eight years of the Obama administration, the Democratic party was nearly annihilated. Skeptical? Here are the facts: during the 2010, 2014 and 2016 elections they lost 1,180 seats throughout the country, including 12 in the U.S. Senate, 70 in the U.S. House of Representatives, 13 governorships and 1,095 state and local seats. There are currently only four states that have a Democratic governor and state house.
The future for the Democratic party doesn’t look any better. In the 2018 election, they must defend 25 House of Representative seats, of which 10 are in states that President Trump won soundly. On the other hand, the Republicans will be defending eight seats in relatively safe states for them.
Two liberal pollsters have said that the Democratic party is in the worst shape since Reconstruction. Doug Schoen, a Clinton pollster for 15 years, and Pat Caddell, who worked for the Carter administration, both said that the future seemed very grim for the Democrats. The party leaders have chosen to continue their extreme liberal trend by choosing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the old guard, as their leaders. The voters have watched as they turned a blind eye to the scandals of the past eight years: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, Veterans Administration, etc. The voters showed that they are tired of the same old line and fractious social issues and want change. Real change, thus President Donald J. Trump.
Donald J. Costa