Democrats are in a world of hurt. They lost the presidency, Congress is at its lowest ebb since the Twenties, they have a huge gap in leadership, they are divided and they are losing the blue collar vote. It could get worse before it gets better. In 2018 ten Democratic Senate seats are up for grabs in states Trump won.
Leaders in Congress are trying to come up with a strategy to reverse course. Some want to replicate the Republican plan of total opposition (to be fair, Obama and the Democrats gave as good as they got). They earned the title “The Party of No”. Given their huge gains in Congress, it seemed to be successful. Some might think, since it worked for the GOP, it would work for them. Others might be blinded by how much they hate Trump.
I believe it would lead to disaster. Republicans didn’t win by being the Party of No. Democrats lost because of bad candidates, bad campaign strategy and shoving Obamacare down people’s throats. Instead, they need to show the American people why they should be returned to power (something Hillary Clinton never did).
They do have an ace in the hole. I believe that Trump was unelectable but a bad candidate and a worse campaign cost Democrats the presidency. He may return the favor some day.