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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Some Democrats are beginning to openly wonder if identity politics did them in on election day, and left them watching Donald Trump and congressional Republicans win the White House and keep control of Congress.Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who nearly clinched the Democratic nomination himself, expressed this idea openly over the weekend, and seemed to pin the blame directly on Hillary Clinton for ignoring millions of potential voters who might be willing to call the Democratic Party home, despite declining to mention her by name.

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Bernie is probably right on this one. Identity politics certainly didn't win the demographics it was aimed at, and the extreme end of it managed to birth the alt-right.

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Democrats, and Hillary Clinton forgot Bill Clinton's major point...."It's the economy stupid." Take your eye off of the economy and you lose. She did. We lost.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-23 09:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think what they learned is that it doesn't necessarily help and they've wasted alot of effort on this garbage when they should have been talking about economics.

#2 | Posted by Sully at 2016-11-23 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They can wonder all they want, but next election cycle they'll trot out their freak show of trans, gay, abortion lovers, illegals, tramps that want free birth control, a Muslim that was profiled, and a gay gold star family (that they'll ditch a mere seconds after they're done exploiting them), etc

You clowns created a feeding frenzy of identity politics. All your members form a circular firing squad to see who is highest on the pecking order. Women are at the bottom now. Replaced by gender neutrals, those here illegally, and millennialist that need coloring books.

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2016-11-23 09:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"they think that Democrats don't care about them" And they're right. The banksters didn't give Billary millions of $ because the wanted to hear what she had to say. They gave because they expected something in return.

#4 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2016-11-23 10:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump talked tariffs to cause his followers to honestly believe he cares about their jobs. He's laughing at them today. BTW, 101's comment is offensive, do you really hate all those folks 101? You're sick.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-23 11:04 AM | Reply

Democrats, and Hillary Clinton forgot Bill Clinton's major point...."It's the economy stupid." Take your eye off of the economy and you lose. She did. We lost.

#1 | POSTED BY DANNI

Thats when Bill tossed his phone!

But I don't feel its the economy. Its "liberal" policies (unfettered immigration, obamacare), and "free market" policies (NAFTA etal) by elites that aren't helping lower and middle Americans.

The blue counties are richer, and benefit from these policies (cheap stuff, gardeners, cheap service labor help), the red counties don't (trucking, meat packing, farming, blue collar labor, et al).

Yet Liberals here would be first to denigrate the WalMart/NASCAR shoppers.

Liberal "caring" for the middle class is insincere.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2016-11-23 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"But I don't feel its the economy. Its "liberal" policies (unfettered immigration, obamacare), and "free market" policies (NAFTA etal) by elites that aren't helping lower and middle Americans"

Let's review. Obama has deported more people than any President in history. George Bush famously said, "they are only coming here to do jobs Americans won't do." Obamacare has provided healthcare to 22,000,000 people who didn't have it before. Are you seriously going to pretend Obama brought us to "free market" economics? You have been a consistent supporter of it until now when Trump convinces you to blame Obama for what you supported all along. YOu are clearly just a band wagon jumper not a serious thinker about economics. Next week when Trump tells you he was just kidding about "tariffs" against China you'll be cheering for cheap Chinese goods.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-23 11:14 AM | Reply

Liberal "caring" for the middle class is insincere.

Maybe.

But.

Conservative "caring" for the middle class is nonexistent.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2016-11-23 11:25 AM | Reply

White identity politics killed the Democrats.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-23 12:16 PM | Reply

Amazing that the DNC's multimillion dollar polling efforts couldn't tell them that identity politics wasn't helping their messaging, and it took widespread election losses in gubernatorial, House of Representatives, Senate, and the Presidential race to send a message to the DNC that their strategy and messaging wasn't resonating with voters.

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-23 12:43 PM | Reply

White identity politics killed the Democrats.

#9 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2016-11-23 12:16 PM | REPLY

It wasn't that long ago you were told you were a racist for being a white male.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-11-23 02:04 PM | Reply

The Democrats have to learn "American" is not hyphenated.

#13 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-11-23 09:14 PM | Reply

Must have worked for them as they got 'the majority of the minority'.

#14 | Posted by MSgt at 2016-11-25 11:44 AM | Reply

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