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originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: TheRedneck
I would add one advantage that Republicans will enjoy is fund-raising. Democrat fund-raising is at its lowest level in our lifetime. Add to that their lowest level of new voters since the post-Carter years and you can see the uphill trek the Democrats are facing. The rank and file Democrats are seeing their leadership act like juveniles and are not going to continue to support them financially or at the voting booth.
Example: Our county is about two to one registered Democrats and yet we have in office currently, a Republican county executive, a Republican State Rep, a Republican State Senator and a full slate of Republicans in federal offices. Hmmm, how did this happen? That is exactly what the local (and regional and state) Democrat leadership has been asking themselves. How did it happen that our State Legislature turned Republican after a century of Democrat rule? How did a businessman with little to no political experience defeat the Democrat machine to become governor? Now the youngest members of the party might not be able to figure it out but those who have been around for a bit have watched the slow slide and realized that something must change. But nothing did change and the Commonwealth kept sliding downward on the issues that matter to the rank and file---jobs and business. Democrat leadership lined up behind Hillary Clinton with her societal issues and were handed their hats.
As one Democrat county chairman said recently: "We have the Bernie faction and the Hillary faction and neither of them represent Democrats so how are we to rebuild?"
Well, Chelsea Manning IS the new face of the Dem party.