The democratic party is in total disarray after 8 years of Obama. In polls, the three top choices for 2020 will be a combined 216 years old. (Clinton, Sanders, Biden) There has not been such a transfer of power between parties since the great depression.
At the beginning of the first Obama administration, they were dominant but just eight years later, they are mostly nonexistent. Harry Reid declared that the democratic party’s victories in the 2008 election were ushering in decades of democratic dominance. My, how time flies.
Democrats surrendered the White House to political neophyte Donald J. Trump. U.S. Senate seats slipped from 55 to 46, down 16 percent. U.S. House seats slid from 256 to 194, down 24 percent. Democrats ran the U.S. Senate and House in 2009. Next year, they will control neither. Governorships fell from 28 to 16, down 43 percent. State legislatures (both chambers) plunged from 27 to 14, down 48 percent. Trifectas (states with Democratic governors and both legislative chambers) cratered from 17 to 6, down 65 percent.
Obama has set the modern era record for lost seats. Only one president has seen a gain since WWII and that of course was Ronald Reagan.
The Obama era has seen the democrats push moderate politicians and voters aside, with little hope of finding rising stars that can appeal to the masses. The party may not be dead, but it’s definitely on life support and the fat lady is looking for her sheet music.