When Barack Obama was swept into power, the Democratic Party was the strong as it had been since the Sixties. Just eight years later, they are at a low point they haven’t reached since the Twenties. It could get worse before it gets better. Next year they have to defend ten Senate seats in states that Trump won.
Given such a setback, you would think they would roll up their sleeves and go to work. Instead, many are focused on nursing old grudges. Some seem to believe that their only real problem was the release of some hacked emails. The one person who should be most concerned is DNC Chair Tom Perez. Instead, he is whining about the past. Recently he declared that Trump didn’t win the election. Apparently he favors overturning the Constitution and having the Democratic Party pick the winner.
Senate Democrats have been in an uproar ever since the Republicans refused to consider Obama’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Nobody should really expect a party to change the balance of the Court against them in an election year. Their anger led Democrats into the most idiotic filibuster in our history. They claimed Neil Gorsuch was a dangerous radical. If that is true, then why was he unanimously confirmed by the Senate for his previous position? They knew he would be confirmed one way or another. They could vote against him but not start a filibuster. That would give them a say on future appointments. Now the GOP could put a trained monkey on the Court and there is nothing Democrats can do about it.
If Democrats want to make a comeback, they need to end the temper tantrums and give people a compelling reason to vote for them.