This is a stage in time when even a party of twenty Democratic representatives if called for a meal at a four-star hotel would probably end up, at least some of them, fighting over who would get to eat from the bowl set out for the dog. If there is a national crisis that occurs at the White House and which is a fault of the Republicans entirely, a golden opportunity for the Democrats to rise to the demands of the hour, they might showcase their complete inability to handle such a crisis.
As the last election results revealed, it leaves the Democrats with four consecutive years to fix the damage and ensure that they get it right the next time. It is necessary that they realign their priorities as well as showcase patience, shrewdness and resist the urge to cannibalize each other as they wait for the other side’s downfall.
There is a fight between the center and the progressive left that continues and it is often deemed to be a healthy controversy. It is said that this fight will help to clarify the issues in the future. However, there is a lot to learn from what turned out in 2016; the campaign was miserable as there was suspicion, struggles over trivial matters, personal invectives that marred judgments and so forth. The struggles that go on are not about visions or ideas on where to take the country next, but on minor tussles over irrelevant issues, some which have already been decided over. Some are even thinking about starting a Third Party. This was brought up by my friend at Best Pavers In Las Vegas and we had an interesting discussion regarding this. Most people are not thinking about what is the exact need for this action and whether there would be anything worthwhile achieved by creating such a faction. One of the latest disputes that are doing the rounds in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that talks about how anti choice people can still be considered as candidates as long as their fitment in the concerned districts exists. Privacy rights are a controversial issue and it needs to be handled more delicately by the party.