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Analysis of 2016 Democratic loss…The loss of Obama’s Black, Brown, Yellow AND White voter’s….

Another look at the voting patterns of last years Presidential election with the question of what went wron for the Democrats….

How can the party get a win 3 years from now?

This from the Center for American Progress.

The unprecedented and largely unanticipated election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as president of the United States in 2016 set off intense debates about how his victory was achieved and which factors mattered most in determining the outcome. Although Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won a plurality of the national popular vote—48.2 percent—with a nearly 3-million vote margin, Donald Trump carried 30 states and won the Electoral College vote by a 304-to-227 margin.1

What happened to produce these results?…

The findings from these data and simulations suggest that many of the existing intra-Democratic Party debates about the path forward have missed the mark. Rather than deciding whether to focus on (1) increasing turnout and mobilization of communities of color, a key component of the Democratic base, or (2) renewing efforts to persuade and win back some segment of white non-college-educated voters and to increase inroads among the white college-educated population, Democrats would clearly benefit from pursuing a political strategy capable of doing both.

Increasing the turnout of voters of color to Obama-level numbers, particularly among African Americans, would have turned the election narrowly in the Democrats’ favor. If black turnout and support rates in 2016 had matched 2012 levels, Democrats would have held Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and flipped North Carolina, for a 323 to 215 Electoral College victory. So increasing engagement, mobilization, and representation of people of color must remain an important and sustained goal of Democrats. They cannot expect to win and expand their representation in other offices without the full engagement and participation of voters who are black, Latino, and Asian American or other race.

At the same time, the Democrats would have made even larger gains in most states if they had successfully held President Obama’s 2012 margin among white voters without a college degree, regardless of turnout. Under this scenario, Democrats would have held Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin for a 314 to 224 Electoral College victory. Given the fact that the white non-college-educated voting population is almost four times larger as a share of the electorate than is the black voting population, it is critical for Democrats to attract more support from the white non-college-educated voting bloc—even just reducing the deficit to something more manageable, as Obama did in 2008 and 2012.

Finally, because Hillary Clinton actually improved upon Barack Obama’s 2012 vote margin among white voters with a college degree, carrying them by a solid margin, it behooves Democrats to continue reaching out to this large bloc of voters, many of whom did not vote for Donald Trump and many of whom do not like the direction of his current presidency…..


The American Presidential Elections WAS last year, Right?


Well yea….

But it ain’t over….(For the Beltway people and Media that is)

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are STILL running it one can see….

Clinton is on the road selling a book about how she got cheated…

Donald Trump under investiagtion by a specail prosecutor , wants his guy over at the Justice Department to go after Clinton so he take the spot light of himself and his campaign ….

And Donna Brazile, who took over a broke and disfuctional Democratic partyt is pissed at EVERYBODY and wrote a book about the 2016 campaign that makes ya want to scratch your head that Hillary Clinton could manage to get 3 MILLION more votes that Donald Trump….

Republicans are still in some much shock that a New York Real Estate guy seemingly the IQ of a rock has the majority support of their party members…

A year after President Trump shocked the world by winning the White House, both parties are dealing with the scars.

Republicans have control of the government, but are a divided party in the age of Trump, whose war with the establishment has created fissures throughout the GOP.

Democrats are united in opposition to Trump, but seem to agree on little else, and the party has yet to move past the divisive primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — a fact underlined by former Democratic National Committee chairwoman’s stunning allegations.

Both parties are struggling to figure out what they stand for and represent — perhaps understandably after an election that no one saw coming, and that has few parallels in U.S. history….


Donna Brazile hasn’t helped her party by dropping a book out that shows that Democrats simply did NOT know WTF they where doing last year and are STILL agruing and fight about it while the party, aided by the media fascination with a guy WHO ISN’T a Democrat is being paraded around the Democratic party campfire….

Donna Brazile’s forthcoming memoir triggered renewed recriminations at the highest ranks of the Democratic Party this weekend over the topic that just won’t die: 2016.

The latest bombshell from the book came Saturday in a report that the former interim Democratic National Committee chair seriously considered replacing Hillary Clinton on the ticket with Vice President Joe Biden after Clinton collapsed at a 9/11 memorial service. Brazile also describes the Clinton campaign as badly mismanaged and spiritless, according to a copy of the memoir that The Washington Post acquired early.

That came on the heels of an excerpt published by POLITICO Magazine about how Brazile said she discovered the Clinton campaign had essentially rigged the DNC — if not the primary itself — in Clinton’s favor long before she became the nominee, apparently confirming the worst suspicions of Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

“The timing couldn’t have been worse. It does us no good to hash out all this stuff. At this point, we should be looking to the future — what’s done is done,” said former DNC chairman and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, pointing to the financial arrangement at the center of Brazile’s account. “There was no crime committed, but it would’ve been easy to avoid. [So] I don’t think it was rigged, I think what the DNC did was just awful.”

“But we should stop talking about it; it’s passed. We can’t adjudicate it now, let’s focus on the elections Tuesday and on going forward,” Rendell added. “There can’t be any positive that comes from it.”

The backbiting commenced again after Brazile’s excerpt described how Clinton’s campaign had secretly formalized its control over the party apparatus during her primary contest with Sanders. That claim was soon muddied by the publication of the fundraising agreements in question — they revealed that many of the provisions Brazile wrote about pertained only to the general election — but the stage was set for another relitigation of the bruising primary.

Seizing the opportunity to inflame Democratic tensions, leading Republicans have jumped on the dispute….


Ofcourse Democrats party people out in the field do NOT have luxury of all of this ‘beltway’ internal politics….They have moved on …Local voters aren’t much for the stories….They are continually searching for someone who will help them in the their DAILY LIVES…..

…party officials outside the Beltway were similarly determined to ignore the infighting.

“We made a decision long ago in Michigan to not relitigate the 2016 election; other folks can do that,” said Brandon Dillon, the state Democratic chairman, who spoke as he drove between party events. “We’ll let the circular firing squad go on in D.C.; we’ll keep our firing squad on Republicans.”…


Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research…So did Republicans running against Trump last year…

If ya gonna tell a story?

Tell it right….

The Media is excitingly playing the story that the incriminating’dossier’ on Donald Trump that a British spy has turned over Robert Mueller’s invest igator’s , that has been verified by several sources and has things Trump knows he did but doesn’t want out in the public was paid for excusivily by the Clinton campaign…..

Well it nots that simple….

Turns out that the financing of the opposition reserach against Trump was hatched by groups supporting the people running against Trump in last years Republican nomination race….

Once Trump won the nomination?

The Republican people gave the info to the Democrats …..


Political people KNOW that opposition reserach is the norm in big races….

So Trump supporters efforts to AGAIN hang something on Hillary Clinton should be understood in the context of which it camne from…


Reports are that the info in the files?

Have been corroborated …..

We’ll see how this plays in Mueller’s case against Trump and his people…

Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night.

The revelation is likely to fuel complaints by Trump that the dossier, which the president has derided as “phony stuff,” is a politically motivated collection of salacious claims. Yet the FBI has worked to corroborate the document, and in a sign of its ongoing relevance to investigators, special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team — which is probing potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign — weeks ago questioned the former British spy, Christopher Steele, who helped compile the claims in the dossier.

The dossier, which circulated in Washington last year and was turned over to the FBI for its review, contends that Russia was engaged in a long-standing effort to aid Trump and had amassed compromising information about him. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the document as false and in recent days has questioned on Twitter whether Democrats or the FBI had helped fund it….


From a 17 January, 2017 CNN Politics report from 

….’CNN has reviewed a 35-page compilation of the memos, from which the two-page synopsis was drawn. The memos have since been published by Buzzfeed. The memos originated as opposition research, first commissioned by anti-Trump Republicans, and later by Democrats.’….


DNC people pushback against Hillary Clinton dissing them…

Clinton threw the party under the bus without knocking her own mistakes much….

She may not have been angry DURING the campaign …

But she sure is NOW.

But many Democrats are NOT happy at her for beating up on her party that needs to built up for next years Midterm elections the 2020 Presidential race…

Irritated Democrats say Hillary Clinton is wrong to cast blame on the national party for her loss to Donald Trump.

Allies of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in particular were incensed by Clinton’s criticism of the party apparatus, saying she mischaracterized the committee’s work while needlessly stoking internal divisions.

“This is all about the last campaign. And really, what Democrats should be focusing on, and what I think Hillary Clinton should be figuring out, is how do we empower the DNC to have the best data resources to win races this year, in 2018 and 2020,” a former DNC aide said.

“Having hard feelings about the data that you may or may not have received in 2016 ultimately is not the reason why we lost.”

Clinton surprised Democrats on Wednesday when she complained that she inherited “nothing” from a “bankrupt” DNC after becoming the nominee.

She faulted the committee, which some saw as favoring her during the tough primary fight against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), as having “mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong” data operation. The remarks were also seen as a rebuke of President Obama, who chose the leaders of the DNC during his tenure.

Andrew Therriault, who served as the DNC’s director of data science until last June, said Clinton’s claims were “f—ing bulls—” in a series of tweets that have since been deleted….


Hillary Clinton gives 2016 Campaign Email List To the DNC…

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Bernie Sanders has NOT….

(Of course….Sander’s isn’t a Democrat)

The Democratic National Committee announced on Sunday that Hillary Clinton’s campaign had turned over its email list, giving the party a major boost as it rebuilds under a new chair and prepares for the midterm elections next year and the 2020 presidential race.

The list, provided as an in-kind contribution from the Hillary for America campaign organization, includes more than 10 million new names that the DNC did not have on its voter files, according to both Clinton and DNC aides. The contribution was valued as $3.5 million, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.

“This information will help candidates up and down the ballot engage with voters and win seats from the school board to the Senate,” said Xochitl Hinojosa, communications director for the DNC. “We’re seeing momentum and energy across the country, and this investment will help us harness the energy and turn it into votes.”

The decision to turn over the email list ― in addition to providing the DNC with its analytics and voter modeling tools ― fulfills a campaign promise that Clinton made. During the primary, the former secretary of state pledged that if she were nominated, she would focus her resources on rebuilding a Democratic Party infrastructure that had decayed under President Barack Obama. …



Some GOPer’s want to keep doing a Hillary Clinton political beatdown…

Annoyed that there is a recount in the making…..

They want to CONTINUE their efforts to hurt Clinton…..

Such efforts actually helped her husband decades ago….

Hillary Clinton’s biggest adversaries are continuing their pursuit of the Democratic presidential nominee, even after her defeat in the election.

President-elect Donald Trump has said that he does not plan to push a prosecution of Clinton, but others haven’t given up the chase.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) argues its his “duty” to see his panel’s investigations through to their conclusion.
“A political election does not extinguish the need for transparency, truth and justice,” he told Fox News this week.

The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, a longtime Clinton foe, is also promising to continue its work.

It has a swath of ongoing open records cases against the State Department over emails sent on Clinton’s personal email server during her tenure at Foggy Bottom.

Judicial Watch has repeatedly sought to depose Clinton herself and, in one case, is seeking the release of the thousands of emails found on disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop found to be relevant to the FBI’s original probe into Clinton’s server.

And Larry Klayman, another longtime anti-Clinton agitator who founded Judicial Watch and now presides over Freedom Watch, has brought a wrongful death suit against Clinton on behalf of the parents of two men killed during the 2012 attacks on the American outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

“Somebody’s gotta do it to make the point,” Klayman said.

“She’s not going away, and these recounts will tell you that,” he added, referring to vote recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that were spearheaded by the Green Party…..


Barack Obama before and after the 2016 Election….

The New Yorker does a good  personal piece on Barack Obama  going into the 2016 Presidential Election assuming that Hillary Clinton would win….And dealing with the fact that she didn’t….

Obama talks about his complex feelings about Donald Trump before Election Day and his actions after…..

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The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, hollowed out, some fighting tears, humiliated by the defeat, fearful of autocracy’s moving vans pulling up to the door. Although Obama and his people admit that the election results caught them completely by surprise—“We had no plan for this,” one told me—the President sought to be reassuring.

“This is not the apocalypse,” Obama said. History does not move in straight lines; sometimes it goes sideways, sometimes it goes backward. A couple of days later, when I asked the President about that consolation, he offered this: “I don’t believe in apocalyptic—until the apocalypse comes. I think nothing is the end of the world until the end of the world.”

Obama’s insistence on hope felt more willed than audacious. It spoke to the civic duty he felt to prevent despair not only among the young people in the West Wing but also among countless Americans across the country. At the White House, as elsewhere, dread and dejection were compounded by shock. Administration officials recalled the collective sense of confidence about the election that had persisted for many months, the sense of balloons and confetti waiting to be released. Last January, on the eve of his final State of the Union address, Obama submitted to a breezy walk-and-talk interview in the White House with the “Today” show. Wry and self-possessed, he told Matt Lauer that no matter what happened in the election he was sure that “the overwhelming majority” of Americans would never submit to Donald Trump’s appeals to their fears, that they would see through his “simplistic solutions and scapegoating.”

“So when you stand and deliver that State of the Union address,” Lauer said, “in no part of your mind and brain can you imagine Donald Trump standing up one day and delivering the State of the Union address?”

Obama chuckled. “Well,” he said, “I can imagine it in a ‘Saturday Night’ skit.”….

A man of inherited fortune and a stint at the Wharton School was an unlikely champion of the rural South and the Rust Belt—this was no Huey Long—but Trump was shrewd enough to perform his fellow-feeling in blunt terms. “I love the poorly educated!” he told the crowd after winning the Nevada caucus. “We’re the smartest people, we’re the most loyal people!”

When I joined Obama on a campaign trip to North Carolina just four days before the election, Hillary Clinton was hanging on to a lead in nearly every poll. Surely, the professionals said, her “firewall” would hold and provide a comfortable victory. David Plouffe, who ran Obama’s 2008 campaign, said that Clinton was a “one hundred per cent” lock and advised nervous Democrats to stop “wetting the bed.” In battleground states, particularly where it was crucial to get out the African-American vote, Obama was giving one blistering campaign speech after another.

“I’m having fun,” he told me. But, thanks in part to James Comey, the F.B.I. director, and his letter to Congress announcing that he would investigate Clinton’s e-mails again, the race tightened considerably in its final week. When Obama wandered down the aisle of Air Force One, I asked him, “Do you feel confident about Tuesday?”

“Nope,” he said.

But then, in Obamian fashion, he delved into a methodical discussion of polling models and, finally, landed on a more tempered and upbeat version of “nope.” He was “cautiously optimistic.”…



Is Trump working FOR Hillary Clinton?…Red State…

Erick Erickson over @ Resurgent thinks Trump’s just going thru the motions until November 9th , when he start setting up his Trump Cable TV network …..

(Would he invite  the Clinton’s and Obama’s to be on his first show????)

Stop saying conservatives opposed to Donald Trump want Hillary Clinton to be President. It was abundantly obvious last night that Donald Trump wants Hillary Clinton to be President. He could not help himself but go full dumpster fire after thirty minutes of sedation. Perhaps his medication wore off.

As the debate went on, Trump became more and more unglued. Then, despite brilliant answers on the second amendment and abortion, threw it all away by saying on stage that he would not accept the results of the election. Any and all good will Trump built up prior to that disappeared.

Donald Trump got Hillary Clinton elected President. Then calling her a nasty woman during the final thirty minutes of the debate drove away the last few women who were supporting him.

You know it is bad when Laura Ingraham, one of the chief priestesses of the Cult of Trump, went on television and, when introduced as a Trump supporter, said she supported his ideas, then openly said he should said he’d accept the results of the election.

Don’t tell me any Republican opposed to Trump wants Clinton. It is abundantly clear that Donald Trump wants Clinton too. He has built up enough of a market of suckers to go start a television network where he can play permanent victim and give play by play on his friend Hillary ruining the country.

Trump is already having talks about building a TV network. He has no intention of trying to win….


Women , who vote more than Men, ARE Rallying to Hillary Clinton…..

You KNEW women would see something in voting for the first woman President….

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But who knew Donald Trump would activily work to help woman  get up MAKE SURE they suppported Hillary?

And he DOUBLES DOWN DAILY on dissing women and turning them to Clinton…

We could be looking at the largest gender gap in a presidential election since at least 1952: Men are favoring the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in typical numbers, but a historically overwhelming share of women say they will vote for the Democrat, Hillary Clinton.

As my colleague Nate Silver has pointed out, women are winning this election for Clinton. Between the historic nature of Clinton’s candidacy, Trump’s record of misogynistic comments and now the Trump tape and allegations of sexual assault against Trump, American men and women are incredibly split on the 2016 election. But that split isn’t symmetrical. In an average of the most recent live-interview polls from each pollster to test the race in October, Clinton holds a 20-percentage-point advantage among women, and Trump is winning more narrowly among men….



Most American’s DO NOT think Donald Trump’s Bill Clinton approach is right….

Trump is playing to his base and probably a bit angry at how he is getting whipsawed on his Miss Universe comments…

But MOST Americans do NOT think that his going after Hillary Clinton, who is his opponent, thru her husband Bill Clinton , is the right thing….

And Bill Clinton REMAINS popular with most Americans…

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Asked during the debate about the release of a tape showing him making derogatory comments about women, Trump responded by painting Bill Clinton’s past actions as “far worse,” and criticized Hillary Clinton for her response to women who’ve accused the former president of sexual misconduct.

It’s a similar tack to the one Trump took in his apology video during the weekend, when he dismissed the shocking audio before pivoting to focus on the Clintons’ behavior more than 20 years ago.

But in an August Economist/YouGov survey, 62 percent of Americans said it was inappropriate to bring up Bill Clinton’s past personal behavior as a way to attack Hillary Clinton, although just 35 percent of Trump’s supporters were similarly reticent….

Bill Clinton himself also remains popular in his own right. Fifty percent of Americans have a favorable view of him, according to the latest Economist/YouGov survey, compared to 44 percent and 34 percent for Hillary Clinton and Trump, respectively. In an August Quinnipiac survey, 47 percent of Americans said they believed Bill Clinton would have a positive impact on Hillary Clinton’s presidency, while only 23 percent said he would have a negative impact….



Donald Trump’s favorable numbers?……37%

Why isn’t Hillary Clinton doing so good in Ohio?….


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White -Non-College Males…Who feel American has left them behind for other’s…..

Many Washington elites, including Republicans, do not know a single person who supports Donald Trump. In this depressed industrial town in southwestern Ohio, it is hard to find anyone who says they are for Hillary Clinton.

“I cannot tell you one person I know of who has said to me that they support Hillary. Not one,” said Chris Polleys, who cleans benzene pots at the AK Steel plant here. “I don’t understand how she’s doing anything in the polls. I see Hillary for prison, but there’s no Hillary for president signs anywhere. It’s just impossible for me to believe that they’re neck and neck.”

A poll published yesterday by Quinnipiac University shows that Trump is ahead of Clinton in Ohio by 5 points (47 percent to 42 percent) and that this is the only battleground state where his lead expanded in the wake of the first debate.

The GOP nominee’s strength can be explained, in part, by his extraordinary popularity with white men who did not go to college in places like this, where Democrats were once strong but which have moved sharply toward Republicans during the presidency of Barack Obama….

“What Trump offers is an easy escape from the pain. … (His) promises are the needle in America’s collective vein. … Trump is cultural heroin. He makes some feel better for a bit. But he cannot fix what ails them, and one day they’ll realize it.”


Ref:  J.D. Vance in “Hillbilly Elegy.”..