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Democratic strategist: Party 'in decline'
The Politico ^ | May 10, 2013 | James S. Hohmann

Posted on 05/10/2013 7:46:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

One of the Democrats’ most veteran strategists warns that the party is “in decline” and “at considerable risk” when President Barack Obama is no longer on the scene.

“Since Obama was elected President, the Democrats have lost nine governorships, 56 members of the House and two Senate seats,” Doug Sosnik, the political director in Bill Clinton’s White House, writes in a new memo.

While Republican branding problems get the lion’s share of attention, the Democratic Party’s favorability rating has declined by 15 points since Obama took power. A Pew Research Center survey this January showed that the Democratic Party was viewed favorably by 47 percent of Americans, down from 62 percent in Jan. 2009.

With the likelihood of gridlock and near-record-low confidence in public institutions, Sosnik expects 2014 to bring the fourth change election in the past eight years....

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016; 2016election; democrats; dougsosnik; election2014; election2016; hillary; obama
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1 posted on 05/10/2013 7:46:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wait until 2014... :-)


2 posted on 05/10/2013 7:47:19 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “party” is in the sewer ... has been for a while


3 posted on 05/10/2013 7:48:08 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, the Rat party may be in decline, but at least they’ve taken the country down with them. So it’s not a total loss, from their perspective.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 7:48:24 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can it be in decline? So many GOP pols are joining them this guy’s numbers are skewed. The D’s may be down in number but the liberalization of the Rs made up for it and more.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 7:50:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Romney was a big mistake.

We need to go the other direction next time.

McCain. Romney: all were quite liberal Republicans.

We need to move right.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 7:53:40 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Since Obama was elected President, the Democrats have lost nine governorships, 56 members of the House and two Senate seats,” Doug Sosnik, the political director in Bill Clinton’s White House, writes in a new memo.

We should be focusing on cities. Cities run by democrats for decades are wastelands ripe for republicans with a message of good government. New York under Guiliani was a Renaissance city compared to Detroit. Cities will be under a lot of pressure for bad choices in the past with extravagant pensions to city employees. We can pick up more cities than in a generation

7 posted on 05/10/2013 7:54:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yup.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yeah right!
The Republican Party isn’t in such hot shape.
We need a rebirth.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 7:55:11 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Party identification has been declining for both parties for a considerable time. The “block” voter who votes the straight GOP or Dem ticket has been on the wane for awhile now.

But the Democrats need not worry. They have been ratcheting up their vote fraud apparatus for many years now with same-day registration, vote-by-mail, failure to purge voter roles, encouraging felons, illegals and the mentally ill to vote or have a Dem operative vote for them, etc.

I have no doubts the Dem party will survive Obama as strong as ever because the Dems know you don’t need a real living, breathing, thinking voter to vote for them as long as the Dems control who counts the votes.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 7:56:05 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference does it make?

They will just find more dead voters and steal more elections.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 8:01:11 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“How can it be in decline? So many GOP pols are joining them this guy’s numbers are skewed. The D’s may be down in number but the liberalization of the Rs made up for it and more.”

Please read my tagline. Pubbies are collectivists at heart, too, and are doing their best to prop up their buddy Dems.

Collectivism has been a sinking ship for a number of decades. I expect to see both Leftist parties disappear in the not too distand future.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 8:02:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A few months ago it was the Republican Party which was on the verge of disappearing.

If Hillary is seriously tainted by Benghazi-gate, or for some other reason is not a viable nominee in 2016, whom do the 'Rats have to offer? Michelle Obama? Joe Biden? Cuomo? Fauxcahontas? They don't have a very strong bench--the primaries could be another case of "the Seven Dwarfs" (except that the MSM would try to turn the survivor into a combination of FDR and JFK).

13 posted on 05/10/2013 8:04:21 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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14 posted on 05/10/2013 8:06:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s good to see the GOP doing well in state and local, but the GOPe is doing everything possible to keep the Democrats in power.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 8:07:16 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh I totally agree. I just more people would take your post to heart. Because it’s the truth.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 8:10:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The good news is that both parties are in decline.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 8:26:38 PM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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Exactly. It’s the government that’s in decline. Both parties are hopelessly and irrevocably obselete.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 8:37:50 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

people here find it hard to swallow the Democrats version of European Socialism nor Obama’s communism....

Try as they have the media can’t get away with hiding the Democrat agenda forever.....


19 posted on 05/10/2013 8:38:56 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Ain’t that the truth!


20 posted on 05/10/2013 8:39:34 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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