Category Democratic Party

TFS+ – Elitism and the Democratic Party’s increasingly woeful future prospects

Read the entire article at TFS + Some key points: Back in the day, Democrats used to own the county fair and homecoming parade circuit. They used to be salt of the earth and a stark contrast with stiff, wooden and elitist county club-style Republicans. Boy have times changed. Most voting precincts aren’t academic lecture […]

What should a Democratic reset look like?

By now it’s pretty clear Democrats have a problem with working class voters. Ruy Teixeira who is one of the smart Democrats in the country has a look at what might need to happen next?

Have Your Say: What exactly caused the Democrats debacle?

After yet another electoral debacle, the Democrats insular firing squad has turned on one another. Moderate/neoliberals blaming progressives and vise versa. Elites and the chattering class taking to social media in order to demonize anyone who voted Republican as a “racist,” while others blame the White House for a stalled legislative agenda and question Joe […]

What the Democrats need to hear (but don’t want to)

Today’s print edition of The New York Times contains an op-ed by Ezra Klein that popped up online on Friday. It discusses progressive numbers guru David Shor’s view of the political landscape and his ominous warnings for Democrats. Based on my own reading of the electorate which I will admit was iffy from the 1990’s […]

Another Florida Democratic disaster. Wave doesn’t reach Florida. (UPDATED and EDITED)

Florida Democrats have once again struck out in a big way. For the third straight cycle the Democrats have been embarrassed in Florida.  But what made this cycle worse is it seemingly came against the tide nationally, which favored the Democrats heavily. Like 1998 and 2006, good national years for the Democrats were not replicated […]

Audio: The morning after for Florida

Brook Hines, Dave Trotter and Kartik Krishnaiyer discuss in a quick 15 minutes the biggest takeaway from Election Night in Florida at the top of the ticket.

Hey, Florida Democrat – Trump has never been as unpopular in this state as you think

Florida Democrats love personality-based politics. They love to run against something but not really stand for anything. They love floating various electoral theories publicly while doing the same basic flawed things over and over again. Well, unfortunately for Florida Democrats, making President Donald Trump, a part-time Floridian a bogeyman was a flawed strategy in so […]

What we’re reading on July 4: “We’re radicals at heart,” by Harvey J Kay

The history of the United States is deeply radical, and today is the day we celebrate the most transformative document in shared history—the Declaration of Independence. The ability and desire to remake history is written in our DNA, and the Declaration of Independence is proof of that. If you read one thing today, make it […]

Identity politics, radical secularism, economic messaging and its impact on key congressional districts (Part II)

Part I is here Democrats are quite possibly on the brink of no longer being a national party. Outside of big cities and heavily urbanized elections the party’s struggles in 2016 were its greatest up and down the ballot since the 1952 election when a popular Dwight Eisenhower topped the GOP ticket and the unpopularity […]

A tale of two southern seats and more Democratic failure

Last night, the Democrats lost special elections to fill the seats of Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) and Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) both of whom were appointed to the Trump cabinet. Democrats with their usual biases dove head first into the Price seat (GA-6) when it became open in February funneling upwards of $25 million towards […]