Anthea Butler Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility and shout about our democracy dying | 9/14/2017 | Staff
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Rejoice, Republicans, you will have another majority on your hands, because Democratic messaging for the 2018 election cycle is nonexistent.

Examples of the Democratic party eating its own, especially their women, are plentiful. Nancy Pelosi tweeted about “striving to make American Beautiful again” when Maxine Waters called for her supporters to confront Trump admiration officials to express their political opposition; Chuck Schumer criticized Waters as well. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a stunning victory against longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., Pelosi was dismissive. “They made a choice in one district. So let’s not get yourself carried away as an expert in demographics and all of that.”

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Bernie Sanders was right, and Democrats are running on his message. But will the party listen?

Meanwhile, Republicans are poised to gain a decades-long hyper-conservative majority on the Supreme Court with Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and all the Democratic leadership can do is wring their hands and shout about Roe v. Wade, health care and immigration without a clear, unified message about how to win back the House and Senate in 2018.

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But if the party cannot win back Congress in 2018, the 2020 presidential election will be a moot point.

If we are going to make America beautiful again, to take from Pelosi's phrase, it will not happen as a result of Democratic leaders dissing a young energetic candidate, or trying to make a long-term African-American representative practice respectability politics. It will not happen with a moribund DNC. It will happen if Democrats understand that the 2018 election is part of the long game of restoring democracy and common sense to America.

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After all, has Nancy Pelosi been around America lately? America is not beautiful. It is turgid and angry, with racism around every corner. White people are calling the cops on a black kid mowing lawns. A white man...
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