Democrats are facing the worst of all worlds in 2018: the political paralysis of their party, the lack of a coherent political agenda, and the inability to connect with the voters that elected them.
The Democrats’ problem isn’t so much the GOP’s inability to win, as the party’s failure to embrace its own message, a failure that has left the party unable to build a coherent platform and an image to match.
The party is also unable to connect to the American public.
While Democrats have had a relatively high share of the popular vote for the past two presidential elections, they’ve been far behind Republicans in the popular-vote tally in every election since 2000, and they’ve struggled in every major poll since 2014.
That includes a dismal showing in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.
The Democrats’ best chance to regain the popular image is to start focusing on their party’s economic message, but the party has failed to articulate a coherent economic plan in 2017 and 2018.
It’s been a year of frustration for Democrats and a year in which they’ve failed to deliver on any of their promises.
And the party is losing ground.
In the new poll from Quinnipiac University, only 38 percent of Americans approve of the job the Democrats are doing, while only 39 percent approve of Republicans.
And in Quinnipac’s poll of registered voters in February, the Democrats’ support dropped to a record low of 33 percent, while the Republicans’ had a record high.
In 2017, Democrats were able to win the presidency by winning enough states and by appealing to enough voters in key battleground states.
But the party hasn’t done that, and now it’s not even in the White House.
In 2018, Democrats are hoping to win back the House, Senate, and possibly even the presidency, but they’re losing ground as the economy struggles and the party does not connect to Americans on issues like the environment and jobs.
There’s a new twist in the political landscape that could make 2018 even more difficult for Democrats.
As The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates noted in the first of two articles this week on how the party will be unable to win a second term in office, it’s become increasingly clear that Democrats are not going to be able to hold on to the Senate.
Coates writes, “The Senate is where the party won its last two Senate elections, and its seat in 2018 is going to determine whether or not it is able to sustain a two-term, centrist agenda in Washington.
In 2019, it is likely to be a dead-heat, with the Republicans picking up seats in a handful of states and the Democrats picking up a handful in others.
The party is already facing serious pressure from a range of forces, including Donald Trump and his base, to move toward a third term, and it will face a more daunting task in 2020 if it fails to pick up seats.”
That’s why Democrats are going to need to take steps to regain some of the seats that they won in the midterms.
First, Democrats should focus on retaining seats that are safe for Republicans.
They need to focus on holding seats that aren’t competitive, like in Georgia, where Democratic Rep. John Lewis and Democratic Rep.-elect John Barrow were re-elected.
The Republicans have made gains in House districts in the Atlanta metro area, but it’s still hard to win them in suburban Georgia.
The second thing Democrats should do is win back seats that Trump won by a majority.
This is especially important because it’s been quite clear that Trump was unable to create a strong, bipartisan coalition to help elect Democrats in the future.
He did that by focusing on the white working class, and that is what the Democratic base is.
Republicans can do the same, but by targeting the core of the party that elected Trump, Democrats can win more seats.
The third thing Democrats need to do is focus on the House.
The midterm elections were a big reason why the Republican House majority has not been able to pass legislation for the next decade.
Republicans control the House by about 270 seats, but Democrats hold a whopping 2,037.
If the party holds on to control of the House in 2018, they’ll have the majority they need to pass a budget, get the budget passed, and push through a tax reform bill, which will also pass the Senate and President Donald Trump’s signature legislative accomplishment, the AHCA.
That means Republicans will have to make some difficult choices in 2018 and 2019.
The first one is deciding which parts of the bill they want to support.
The second is deciding how much of the AHC they want.
The third is choosing which parts to keep in the bill.
Democrats will need to make tough choices, including the first two.
If they’re going to retain the House next year, they’re not going away anytime soon.
And if Democrats can’t keep the House this year, it could be even worse.
If Democrats lose seats in 2018 in the Midwest and South,