I cringe now when I hear the Democratic apologists explain why they lost the election. They point their fingers everywhere except at them selves. Both the original Clinton and Obama were elected partially by progressives that believed their rhetoric. That they would take bold action. That they would stop corporations from stealing from the people. That they would even out the system. But they failed to lead their party in any significant direction. Even the one significant act of Obama, Affordable Care, was a wimpy compromise with insurance companies that then manipulated it to squeeze more profit out of the misery of people. The Democratic party lost because it failed in its promises, not because the Republicans ran a clown. People voted for Trump out of a miss placed trust that he will cause the change that has been frequently promised.