The Democratic Party is in much more peril than liberal political commenters and the mainstream media recognizes. I’d argue that the current Democratic Party has little future in politics unless they dramatically change.
We all know that Donald Trump won the election. He’s not just choosing a cabinet and heads of various agencies. He’s also nominated a conservative judge to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court. Three judges are likely to die or retire over the next eight years, and Trump will replace them with other conservative appointments.
The Republicans also control both the Senate and House of Representatives.
There are 32 states out of 50 with Republican controlled legislative offices.
If you crunch the numbers, Republicans also make up the majority of mayors, too, over 60 per cent, and it’s safe to bet that most sheriffs and law enforcement personnel swing heavily towards either conservatism or, at least, being a moderate — that is, not progressive or liberal.
Under Obama’s administration, over one thousand Democratic seats were lost: congressional and state legislative seats, governorships and mayoralties.
The next string of elections in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and so on will most likely continue the Republican trend.
The Democrats are history and the future of their party remaining influential is bleak. If they don’t make major changes — and I mean changes that are actually popular with the American electorate, they’ll keep on losing.