After getting shellacked in the 2016 race, progressives still don't get it. Currently they are mounting a "comeback" for 2018, which means to do that they have to go after their own, conservative Democrats. This won't work out well, as the 2016 wasn't just a win for the GOP, it was a complete repudiation of the progressive agenda which ran amok over the last eight years. Again the platform was completely rejected in 2016, and the 2018 races don't look much better. But it will be fun to see them "eat their own". "Where Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) failed in the 2016 presidential election and DNC election chair respectively, the far left is eyeing red state Democrats, specifically Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), if they don’t start fighting back against Trump. Similar to the Tea Party, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party feels that only their agenda is the one that can usher the Democrats back into power, noting that Sanders scored just as good with Rust Belt voters as Trump did during the primary season. Yet, facing a rather dismal 2018 Senate map Democrats have to decide whether mounting primary challenges against their red state brethren (who have proven they can win statewide) with hyper-left primary candidates is a step towards rebranding and rebuilding the party, or just making it easier for Republicans to pick up seats. Given the GOP’s strength with white working class voters, the Republicans who can pick off Manchin in West Virginia, Donnelly in Indiana, Heitkamp in North Dakota, and McCaskill in Missouri are probably going to stay there for a while." 2016 was a blowout for Republicans, and 2018 looks even better. Progressives are fighting tooth and nail to stop the collapse, of not only their control of congress, the Presidency, but the message, the media, the crappy way this country has been heading for the last 40 years.


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