I Was Right? Obama Will Leave a Smoldering Wreck of a Democratic Party
Flashback time: I said Obama, despite multiple seeming successes, would destroy the Democratic party. Here is just one of my numerous assertions to that effect:
As long-time readers of this blog know, I have advanced the theory - from almost the very moment that Barack Obama was elected - that he would be a disastrous President and that he would destroy the Democratic Party.It's all subjective, of course, but there are folks that try to quantify the relative strength of the political parties, and here is some of their recent thinking...
One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama's tenure in office. The party has become much more ideologically homogenous, losing most of its moderate wing as a result of the last two disastrous midterm elections. By one new catch-all measure, a party-strength index introduced by RealClearPolitics analysts Sean Trende and David Byler, Democrats are in their worst position since 1928.Hmmm. Sounds pretty close to what I said...years ago, mind you.