What will happen to the Democratic Party?

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    This election was a huge clash of ideologies. It was like a movie. The hatred of many Democrats had literally hijacked the entire Party. Should they have won, that type of vile rhetoric and hate-speach from the likes of Micheal Moore and Harold Ickes and Co. would have become the norm in American politics for decades to come. They would have all been vindicated.

    But thankfully they lost. Now what will happen to the Party as we know it? What will come of Terry McAuliffe, the man who presided over the Democrats disaster in 2002 and now in 2004. I don't think he will be around much longer. Americans don't want as much bile from the main party leader.

    I think that entire Party has some serious introspection to do during the next four years.
     
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    I think this election proves two things.

    1) Americans are sick of the hatred coming out of the left and therefore, the democratic party

    2) Americans REJECT the notion of super-rick folks like Kerry, Soros, etc. telling us that the so-so rich make too much money while they use their $$ to try and take over the country.
     
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    Let us hope they take this as an indication that most people are tired of their vitriolic rhetoric, that perhaps it would be better if they provided realistic and sensible alternatives to Republican policies rather than just complaining.
     
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    The pendulem is now swinging to the Right.

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    The main thing I would suggest to the Democratic Party is to rid themselves of Terry McCauliffe. He is a cancer on their party. Other than that, where they go from here depends on who will take the lead. If the hateful, conspiracy driven people strengthen their stranglehold on the Democratic Party, they are doomed. It's odd, but that entire party could learn a valuable lessen from one of it's youngest and most inexperienced members, that being Obama Barack. And it's a simple message.

    Have a platform. Have direction. Stick to it. Use common sense.

    If all a party can offer is "We don't like the other guy", that apparently isn't enough to carry that party to much of anything.
     
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    What will happen to the Democratic party?

    first...que the mission: impossible theme...
    then we will hear a electronic voice say "The Democrats will self-destruct in 3 seconds..."
     
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    I think their initial reaction will to be even more hateful by (1) condeming the American electorate for being so stupid as to vote for Bush and (2) believing the election was stolen again by ballot manipulation.

    Hillary, recognizing that this is a losing strategy for her will convince the party automata to put on a centrist face and hide their anger & leftist tendencies. Central to this strategy will be to try to sell the idea that the Republicans are really the extremists here.

    In other words, they will conclude from this election that they need to get better at hiding their liberal ideology even as they continue to veer more to the left.

    The problem with this strategy is that it requires stong support from the MSM in order to pull off the disguise. However, the MSM is likely to lose significant clout over the next four years as the internet and FOX continue to advance.

    What they SHOULD do is re-evaluate their positions and adopt a platform that more comports with the attitudes of the electorate. I think this is the least likely outcome, though.
     
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    Off the top of my head.

    1. Fire Terry McAuliffe.
    2. Drop the far left from the mailing list.
    3. Get a candidate that appeals to moderates.
    4. For God's sake don't have Al Sharpton supporting you.
    5. Stop proclaiming to be the party of the minorities and start becoming the party of the american working person again.

    I think in a effort to beat GWB the DNC embraced the Moore and Dean crowd in hopes of beating their numbers from 2000, but in reality it had an adverse affect, it drove moderate dems like myself to the right, and brought more of GWB's base out to vote.

    Now the DNC has a big identity problem.
     
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    I agree that McCauliff SHOULD go but don't think he actually will. I assume that the Clintons are running the DNC & Terry is the biggest ally that Hillary has. I think that she will keep him so that she can completely control the primary.

    Just my $0.02
     
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    Im hearing the Democrats say things that prove they don't get it!
    Their use of the term "Simple" when referring to Bush and his supporters shows the obsession they have with intellectual elitism, which includes Sorros, Moore, Hollywood, and the media.
    Also they don't seem to be able to reconcile the notion that most of the country is still founded in moral based beliefs that don't translate into Right Wing Fanatics, but rather mainstream America. As long as they insist on alieanating the majority and impuning them in this way the Dems are finished.
    Lastly they as a party need to come up with positive things for people to vote for not just to vote against the Republicans, and that doesn't mean Socialism, Gay Marriage, Abortion for any reason, blaming America for everything that is wrong with the world, and showing no guts when it comes to defending our country against harm.

    The DNC has no soul!!!!!!!!!
     
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