Here are the plain cold facts. In eight short years the Democrats lost the presidency and both houses of Congress. Next year ten Democratic Senate seats are going to be contested in states Donald Trump won. Only one Republican seat is up for grabs in a state Hillary Clinton won.
They should be in much better shape. Demographic changes strongly favor them. Barack Obama left with reasonably good approval ratings. The GOP did them a huge favor by nominating an extremely unattractive presidential candidate.
After such a drubbing, you would think they would work together to develop new strategies. Unfortunately for them, too many have been living in a fantasy world. Their recounts and appeals to the electors failed and Trump was inaugurated. Some claimed he wasn’t a legitimate president.
Now there is talk of impeachment. The Constitution specifies that a president may be impeached and convicted for “high crimes and misdemeanors”, whatever that means. Some think disliking his policies are sufficient grounds. Others cite his immigration ban as grounds. If he did exceed his authority, that is a matter for the courts to work out.
Rather than venting their wrath and tilting at windmills, it is time for all Democrats to face reality and begin to rebuild the party.
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