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View Poll Results: When will Democrats achieve a Senate majority again?
2018 midterm 32 23.88%
2020 presidential 22 16.42%
2022 midterm 17 12.69%
2024 presidential 9 6.72%
2026 midterm or later 13 9.70%
Not in our lifetime 41 30.60%
Voters: 134. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-24-2017, 09:03 PM
 
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When they transform back to the real democratic party that they destroyed a few decades ago and became the progressive socialist liberal party of today.
yep... Democrats have been shifting left for years instituting policies that eventually alienated many Americans, causing them to move over to the Republican column. The Trump victory is a wake-up call to the Democratic Party, whose main support came from elites in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, and East Coast backers in or close to Wall Street, professionals, minority groups, and many members of the public service trade unions.

Obama administration policies had bypassed the white working class, once the heart of the Democratic Party. They weren't concerned nor did they care, Democrats believed that a coalition of minorities, millennials and single women would help create a new Democratic majority for years to come. Obviously they miscalculated.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:10 PM
 
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This thread is such a classic POC example. Right wingers echoing each other that Democrats need to become Republicans and elect a reality show host that has been married three times, had three families yet elected by evangelicals while he brags that his supporters will not even leave him if he publicly shoots someone. No matter what, Trump will always represent the Republican party. They will never wash that off. As a Democrat, I'm beyond happy to have Obama represent us.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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Obama administration policies had bypassed the white working class, once the heart of the Democratic Party. They weren't concerned nor did they care, Democrats believed that a coalition of minorities, millennials and single women would help create a new Democratic majority for years to come. Obviously they miscalculated.

Correct. Today's Democrats do not relate to 80% of America, which is non coastal America, in its entirety. The 2018 Senate map may push them below 40 Senate seats. We are looking at a multi-decade Democratic Senate minority.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:19 PM
 
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This thread is such a classic POC example. Right wingers echoing each other that Democrats need to become Republicans and elect a reality show host that has been married three times, had three families yet elected by evangelicals while he brags that his supporters will not even leave him if he publicly shoots someone. No matter what, Trump will always represent the Republican party. They will never wash that off. As a Democrat, I'm beyond happy to have Obama represent us.
Democrats can’t win elections simply by appealing to the identity groups. These groups don’t add up to a sure majority unless one assumes the Democrat wins agreement by all people among them. Democrats define their coalition against forgotten working Americans, the common man against elites, the elite who fight to block achievements that the people want.

Liberal pundits reinforced this perception by repeatedly characterizing Trump’s voters as poorly informed and racist, even though many of these voters backed Obama. By doing that, Democrat elitist continue writing off a significant slice of voters Democrats need. As long as this continue's is as long as Democrats continue to lose.

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Old 04-24-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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Democrats are still searching for answers about Hillary's loss and what they should do. Fingers are being pointed at everyone but of course not at themselves.

After Trump's win, Soros and other liberal big money people met in a private 3 day event in DC with “the darlings of the left” Pelosi, Warren and Ellison. One thing they agree on is to wage full on trench warfare against President Trump even if it means hurting the American people. I see more Democratic losses if they refuse to listen to the people.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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Democrats are expected to have 23 seats up for election along with 2 independents who caucus with them. Republicans are expected to have 8 seats up for election.
No way the democrats can save 23+ 2 independents and take 3 out of 8 seats away from republicans. There will be changes but democrats won't like them.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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With Hillary getting out there running her mouth about resisting, maybe when she is pushing up daisies and probably not until then. She is a poison pill for the party and they must rid themselves of her. The more the liberals and Hillary and her sidekicks stir the pot, the less chance the Democrats will ever rise to the top again. Great news for me. Nationalism is the only way to go!

My advice to the Democratic Party: Pull yourselves together and stop being the party of tears and gender bashing as a start at least.
She, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and a few others are all "poison pill's for the Demoncrat Party.

If the Trump economy is as good as it's looking so far, they will have a hard time regaining any power.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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No way the democrats can save 23+ 2 independents and take 3 out of 8 seats away from republicans. There will be changes but democrats won't like them.
A lot can change between now & November 2018. I think the best guess from today is that Republicans net +2 seats in the Senate and Democrats take the House.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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A lot can change between now & November 2018. I think the best guess from today is that Republicans net +2 seats in the Senate and Democrats take the House.
Democrats need to take 24 seats in the House to gain a majority....can't see that happening in states that Trump won. Looking at the list I think a few democrats maybe in trouble in the red states like ND, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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Democrats need to take 24 seats in the House to gain a majority....can't see that happening in states that Trump won. Looking at the list I think a few democrats maybe in trouble in the red states like ND, Ohio and Wisconsin.
House races are local, not statewide. Districts vary dramatically in their electorate in comparison to states as a whole.

It's early. The House is hard to predict. But a deeply unpopular Republican President offers real opportunity for the Democrats to retake the House. Democrats in special elections are running well above party baselines in the contested districts. But like I said--a lot can change between now & November 2018.
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