It’s not 2016: Nervous Dems should get over themselves

It’s not 2016: Nervous Dems should get over themselves
James Carville (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

[Ed. – With this kind of smug self-assurance, you just know that on Nov. 4 he’s going to appear on a panel of his cronies on MSNBC, dazed and shell-shocked, mumbling, ‘Wha hoppen?’]

Many years ago, George Mitchell, the Senate Democratic majority leader in the 1990s, told me, “The only people who believe the speeches of Republican senators are Democratic senators.”

I love my party. And I’m proud of what we stand for: equality, economic dignity, health care as a human right, among other things. But when it comes to practicing politics, the Democrats are a party ridden with crushing anxiety and self-doubt, even if the winds of fate are sailing entirely in our direction. Throughout the Trump era, I’ve seen us suffer time and again a terrible case of political amnesia.

In 2016, Donald Trump … lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million, winning the Electoral College by a freakish fraction of votes spread across three states. …

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Now, it feels like the majority of people who believe Trump can win again in 2020 are Democrats, for better or for worse.

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