It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Donald Trump was to be a politically fractured speed bump on the road to a 2018 landslide and 2020 White House take back.
Now? The Trump economy is humming, Americans are happy, the world is seemingly safer, and Democrats are pulling their hair plugs and extensions out wondering how it all went so wrong.
A longtime Congressional staffer put it this way:
“The party is a shambles. The leadership is stunned and bitter. Fundraising is down. There’s no focus. No plan. No outreach. Nothing. They (the leadership) hung their hats on opposing Trump. That’s fine for the base but that only represents about 30% of total voters. The rest are turning their backs on Democrats. They’ve had it. They’re burnt out on all the negativity and when you get past the media spin, which people are doing more and more these days, the fact is the President is doing a good job. You could even argue he’s doing a remarkably good job. Right now Democrats will pick up some seats in 2018 but it’ll be nowhere near the “blue wave” they were predicting just a few months earlier. Against all odds, Trump keeps winning. He’s doing exactly what he said he would at a level this town (D.C.) has never seen before. It’s amazing.”