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Democratic losses since 2008

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    I have heard our parties losses have been extreme for several years. This article helps quantify it. Hopefully we can regroup, rebuild, reconnect with our voters and regain the chance to effectively lead the people.

    m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/14/...

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Yes Tony, that is what you get if you only built an Washington insider clan as I told so years ago. The DNC has become an nice old ladies "tea" drinking circle and forgot the people in the country. Electing Pelosi shows that they have not learned anything from this debacle wasting millions of dollars for nothing in this election. They never learned on how to "play" the media either; Trump got 90% airtime; Hillary may be 10%.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    TJ Wrote: I have heard our parties losses have been extreme for several years. This article helps quantify it. Hopefully we can regroup, rebuild, reconnect with our voters and regain the chance to effectively lead the people.

    m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/14/...

    Just a reminder that the Washington Times is a far (farrrrr) right publication. They are not going to dive deep into historical trends, the 2010 gerrymandering process, and the fact that Democrats are fleeing rural areas and moving into more urban areas. The last one is why Democrats consistently win more votes in national elections, but still "lose."
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Then how can that be addressed ? We need to tailor our approach.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    TJ Wrote: Then how can that be addressed ? We need to tailor our approach.
    The DNC must recognize that they must get both the rural and suburban votes instead of relying on major urban areas to carry the day, and they must get a candidate that the electorate gets behind, not what the DNC wants, they badly underestimated Sen. Bernie Sanders and his message, there were GOP voters and Democrats that were aligned with Bernie's message, but they chose to ignore it, and sadly we paid the price for it.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    TJ Wrote: Then how can that be addressed ? We need to tailor our approach.

    I honestly don't know outside of finally doing away with the outdated Electoral College system. Small and rural areas have far too much say in the direction of our country. One person, one vote is a great saying, but sadly it isn't true.

    That, and figuring out a way to change a primary process that gives the smallest states the biggest say in who each party's nominee will be.

    Sorry to anyone who lives in Iowa or New Hampshire, but you don't speak for all Americans. And the state who has over ten percent of the total population in the United States (California) never gets to have a say in who either nominee will be until the race is long past over. Am I the only one who finds that a little unfair?

    We have to change the process to switch things up. I don't know if that means a national primary or mixing up which states go when every four years to give all states some type of say in things.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Jared, as I said before; wishful thinking; I doubt at any time soon they (Trump) will make any effort to change these stupid rules in this country. As long as he "wins" because of these rules, he'll be happy. Yes in his own words this is an "corrupt" country, even if the rules are there to make it easy to corrupt.