Serial Losing: Why Democrats Aren’t a National Party Anymore-PART ONE
With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act yesterday in the House of Representatives and after all I’ve had to listen to since the election in November, it’s time to just say it. The Democrats are not a national party anymore and I see no signs of this getting better anytime soon.
The Democratic Party is obsessed with identity politics because their coastal donors are. Identity is important, but we can’t get there and continue the progress we had under Barack Obama without winning elections.
As someone who grew up in Ohio, went to school in Missouri & Illinois and got my start in Montana, but lived in New York and San Francisco for most of my professional life — I can tell you these same coastal donors hate people from purple states or from the middle part of the country. Be honest. I’ve been listening to this shit from mostly all of you for 15 years now. Its why Donald J. Trump was able to get so many formerly democratic, working-class voters. This is why the Democratic Party lose in states where they may even have half of the statewide offices — the national party and almost all the progressive orgs that support them stereotype places as being too red based on presidential numbers — leaving their progressives and centrists fighting these battles on the front lines for dead, while they talk divisively amongst each other on the coast.
Wake up!! We just lost health care. We don’t have the luxury right now.
There is no backbone or vision in this party for how to play nationally — we have sparse benches in state houses, the GOP is two states away from being able to amend the constitution on the state level. There was no real investigation into why Hillary for America lost because the arsonists investigated the fire. We can’t be a national party unless we are inclusive, not divisive. That includes people with cowboy hats.
These statements are my own. But if you’re upset with what I’ve just said here — spread it and donate to Rob Quist for Congress. We’re fighting the good fight and it’s winnable on the ground if we all work together.