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Ralph Nader: Why Did the Democrats Have a Bad Election Day?

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial today on his website 

Apart From Defeating Trump, Why Did The Democrats Have A Bad Election Day?
Apart from barely squeezing through the swing states to defeat corrupt, incompetent, lying, corporatist Donald Trump, the Democratic Party had a bad election.

Loaded with nearly twice as much money as the Republican Party, the Democratic Party showed that weak candidates with no robust agendas for people where they live, work, and raise their families, is a losing formula. And lose they did against the worst, cruelest, ignorant, lawbreaking, reality-denying GOP in its 166-year history.

The Democrats failed to win the Senate, despite nearly having twice the number of Senators up for re-election than the Republicans. In addition, the Democratic Party lost seats in the House of Representatives. The Democrats did not flip a single Republican state legislature, leaving the GOP to again gerrymander Congressional and state legislative districts for the next decade!

Will all this lead to serious introspection by the Democratic Party? Don’t bet on it. The GOP tried to learn from their losses in 2012, which led to their big rebound. Already, the Democratic Party is looking for scapegoats, like third party candidates.

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One Comment

  1. George Phillies George Phillies November 9, 2020

    Amusingly, Trump actually did what was called for in 2012, and extended outreach to people of color. He won an all-time record for Republican Presidential candidates in the popular vote. Just as in 2016, the margins in a good number of states were razor-thin, but this time razor thin the other way.

    Come 2022, expect Republican office holders who did not support Trump to be primaried.

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