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    OpEd:The Democratic Party seems to have no earthly idea why it is so damn unpopu

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/king-democratic-party-doesn-unpopular-article-1.2993659

    A troubling new poll was just released showing that the Democratic Party is significantly less popular than both Donald Trump and Mike Pence. My gut tells me that Democrats will ignore this poll, or blame it on bad polling, and continue down the same course they are currently on: being funded by lobbyists and the 1%, straddling the fence or outright ignoring many of most inspirational issues of the time, and blaming Bernie Sanders for why they aren’t in power right now.

    As a general rule the Democratic Party doesn’t listen well and struggles to hear the truth about itself.

    In case you’ve been living under a rock, Republicans now control the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the overwhelming majority of state legislatures and governorships. This new poll from Suffolk University illustrates just how that’s possible. Here are the base results of the poll with favorable/unfavorable ratings.

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    I feel much better since I've given up hope

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  • Ferd Berfel (3320 posts)
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    1. i dont believe they are so out of touch

    Or stupid that they dont understand it.  I believe they are so evil and selfish that they pretend they dont get it so they dont have to change anything.

    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? Know yourself. And if you need help, call the FBI.
    • daleanime (1804 posts)
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      2. Yeahup…..

      When the going gets tough, the tough take care of each other
    • Punxsutawney (800 posts)
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      3. +1

      To neoliberals, everyone and everything are disposable. -  Chris Hedges
    • Mom Cat (6746 posts)
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      8. They get it! They know that their donors just don't want progressives to

      take over so “losing” is actually “winning”. The gravy train just keeps rolling!

           NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
  • Babel 17 (2235 posts)
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    4. The answer as to why …

    • HassleCat (465 posts)
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      5. Very appropriate!

      I like it when they do their little self-satisfied dance of righteousness. “We won by three million votes! We won by three million votes!”

  • hollys mom (639 posts)
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    6. when you avoid real people and only talk to your donors –

    you will always get the same reply – you are dong great

  • tk2kewl (1518 posts)
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    7. Raises hand…

    I know the Democratic Party strategy.

    Hope that Trump is so bad that they look good by comparison.

    Just plain stupid – But that is it in a nutshell, and the polls Shaun King cites are a clear indication that it’s a losing strategy.