Democrats were brimming with confidence about their electoral prospects.

The left claimed socialism was the future of America.

But after a series of massive electoral defeats, Democrats are running for their lives.

Bernie Sanders caught fire in the 2016 Democrat Presidential primary by campaigning as a Democratic Socialist.

After his campaign ended in defeat, he turned the email list and donor base he had built into ‘Our Revolution’, a political group designed to shove the Democrats even further to the left.

When 28-year-old bartender and self-described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted 20-year incumbent Joe Crowley – who was also the fourth ranking Democrat in the House and the possible successor to Nancy Pelosi – in a June 26th Democrat primary, the media immediately hailed Democrat Socialists as the future of the party.

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders pushed a $32 trillion dollar Medicare for all scheme and Ocasio-Cortez supported other extremist policies such as abolishing ICE and guaranteeing a right to safe passage into the country for illegal aliens.

Liberal journalists swooned over the possibility of the far-left, identity politics driven wing of the party marrying with the socialists to create a new majority party in the United States.

But the media’s fantasies all came to a screeching halt in the most recent round of Democrat primary contests.

The majority of the candidates endorsed by Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders were routed in primaries across the country.

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders most high profile endorsement came in the Michigan Democratic Gubernatorial primary.

The two socialists backed Abdul El-Sayed – who sought to become the nation’s first Muslim Governor.

El-Sayed was routed in the primary, losing by 20 points.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a quote from Teddy Roosevelt the day after the election about what mattered was fighting in the arena.

She wrote:

Wins in the short-term are important milemarkers and necessary to building power. But you can’t be afraid of loss. Fear keeps people from accomplishing great things. Last week, @AbdulElSayed gave me a card with this quote by Teddy Roosevelt. Here’s to the heroes in The Arena

Forget America – it turns out that not even the Democrat Party is ready for open and avowed socialists.

Pundits noted that Barack Obama snubbed Ocasio-Cortez when he released a list of 81 Democrats he was endorsing in the midterm elections.

Some thought it was Obama sending a subtle message that Ocasio-Cortez’s open socialism – as opposed to Obama’s stealthy radicalism – was a losing message.

That message proved to be prophetic in the most recent Democrat primaries.

But it will not stop far-left socialists from trying to take over the Democrat Party.

Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about fighting in the arena assures that much.

But socialism always fails.

Americans can look no further than Venezuela or the collapse of the Soviet Union to see how leftist economies collapse.

That’s why many pundits believe the new push to force the Democrats to openly embrace socialism could doom the party to a generation in the wilderness.

Democrat voters sensed this danger and rejected the Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez backed radicals.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the midterm elections and the fight for Congress.