Noting their loss of the White House, their crumbling state-level infrastructure, and their failure to take back several Senate seats previously deemed easy pickups, political analysts of all partisan stripes noted in recent weeks that the Democrats are essentially just as “irreparably, totally doomed” as the Republicans were in 2008, 2012, and 2015.
“The Democratic coalition is completely in shambles, and socio-demographic trends hint that it will remain so for the long haul,” commented Political Scientist David Brady, shaking his head in a way he hadn’t since asked about the Republican party’s evident floundering in the late 2000’s and early 20-teens. “It’s almost as bad as when the Republican party was in shambles in 2008, 2012, and 2015. Then, socio-demographic trends demonstrated that an increasingly diverse, open-minded, white-collar nation wouldn’t be willing to vote for an older, whiter, more out-of-touch Republican party on appeals to blue-collar sentiment.”
Public thinkers such as James Carville, a former Clinton aide who published the book “40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation” in June of 2009, added that the Democrats simply didn’t have any meaningfully exciting candidates that could rise up in the next election cycle. “It’s almost like how Republicans didn’t have anyone that could rally people in 2008 or 2009, and how, even in 2015, they were in an open civil war over their party’s nomination. I just don’t see how the Dems could ever possibly make it back from that level of turmoil.”
Pointing specifically to the example of Calhoun County, Michigan, which went for Gore in 2000, Bush in 2004, Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Trump in 2016, analyst Rachel Maddow added, “Counties like this are simply lost forever, and there’s absolutely no chance they would ever swing back under any political circumstances. It’s time to pack up, team. We’re done. How could a party ever emerge from internal disagreements about its vision and message? Get real.”