Bernie Sanders doesn't rule out a 2020 White House runBy Darlene Powers Nov 15, 2016
SUNNY HOSTIN: If you look at a President Obama who, you know, Hillary Clinton and President Obama went head-to-head and toe-to-toe, he made her his Secretary of State.
And the answer, given quietly but firmly in the early hours of Wednesday, came from President-elect Donald Trump.
One small Democratic bright spot this year was the election of three women of color to the Senate, Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Kamala Harris in California and Tammy Duckworth in IL. The Democratic Party has to be the party of the working class, of the middle class again. For Democrats, however, their job will be trickier.
Sen. Richard Durbin of IL, the No. 2 Democratic leader, said that as his party's vote counter he's long listened to concerns of senators from Republican-leaning states. Only eight Senate seats held by Republicans are up for election in 2018. Blocking a Trump pick for the supreme court is probably not on the cards. But ultimately, they can block only so much and won't be able to use their position, for example, to stop Trump from initiating mass deportations or blocking entry to all Muslims.
The Independent senator from Vermont said, however, that he will oppose other policies championed by Trump.
Over the next few weeks, party leaders will be looking more deeply at turnout data to determine where and why the Obama coalition didn't come out to vote and how Trump found so many white working-class voters and got them to the polls. The Trump victory and retention of congressional control makes it easier for Democrats to blame the GOP for problems.
"There's one tradition in America [which is] the election's over, we forget about it". This is a good start.
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She was however quick to add that her campaign was not about personalities but about the America.
He identified the real loses on Tuesday night as the establishment of the Democratic and Republican parties, who, Weaver said, "are not in touch with the American people". Some Democratic senators could also be drawn to Trump's efforts to revamp portions of President Barack Obama's health care law and tighten curbs on immigrants in the US illegally. "Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab". This means not just gubernatorial races, but also state legislature fights.
To prevent such an outcome, he counseled, "In this pivotal moment, the Democratic Party and a new Democratic president need to make clear that we stand with those who are struggling and who have been left behind".
While Sanders' statement acknowledges the realities that led to Trump's victory, a careful reading reveals the senator's commitment to fighting against Trump's policy agendas, including his rejection of climate change and an aggressive stance against immigrants.
While Clinton pushed for greater financial regulation and higher taxes on the wealthy, she shied away from his more populist rhetoric. And post-election polls showed a significant minority of Clinton backers question the legitimacy of Trump's win. They want to block the majority party and the White House when they disagree with them. Now they are going to write them about Democrats instead. Trump and his conservative cohorts will overreach.
Fourth, a large number of voters, especially the so-called blue-collar workers who to a man voted for Trump, were not ready for a female President.
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