While the final outcome of the 2020 election remains up in the air, one thing is certain.
Democrats are on a path to defeat in 2022 and 2024.
And now, President Trump’s final election surprise has Democrats panicking like never before.
After Democrats won the White House in 2008 and again in 2012, the party believed they had won an ironclad majority of America that it would never relinquish.
The political pundits across the country proclaim that the United States was entering a new political erawhere Democrats would have a “permanent majority” that would only continue to grow over time.
The theory was that with a coalition of younger Americans and minorities, Democrats would never lose another election again.
The “coalition of the ascendant,”as supporters of Barack Obama described it, would usher in a new left-wing era of American politics, leaving conservatives out in the cold and relegating the Republican Party to a shell of its former self.
But neither the Democratic Party, the mainstream media, nor the political pundits ever predicted the rise of Donald Trump.
Not only did Trump reshape the rules of American politics in his stunning come-from-behind victories for the Republican nomination and then the general election in 2016, but new evidence suggests he may have even brought about a new era of American politics for the entire country.
Politico reports, “For years, the Democratic Party has operated under one immutable assumption: Long-term demographic trends would give the party something like a permanent majority as the country as a whole grows less white and more urban. President Donald Trump’s reliance on the politics of racial resentment would only quicken the process, solidifying support for Democrats among people of color. Then came November 3, 2020. And all those assumptions now seem like total nonsense.”
The promise of the Obama-era permanent coalition that will propel the Democratic Party to seize control of the country forever has been permanently shattered.
For one thing, President Trump won well over 70 million votes, more than even Barack Obama won in 2008, and the most for any sitting President in history.
What’s more, he did it off of the sort of coalition that Democrats had dreamed of forming for decades.
President Trump, according to the latest exit polls, won nearly 30% of non-white voters, the largest percentage for any Republican presidential nominee in 60 years.
This comes despite years of relentless attacks from the Democratic Party and their allies in the mainstream media that Donald Trump was a racist and that his supporters were nothing more than white supremacists.
The facts clearly refute these claims, as Trump ended up doing astonishingly well in regions of the country the political pundits never would have predicted.
Politico adds, “Trumpincreased his support among Black men and Hispanic voters in key swing states, while maintaining his hold on white non-college educated voters. Democrats’ House majority shrank, thanks in part to losses in the suburbs, and split-ticket voting all but disappeared, dooming Democratic Senate candidates in rural, Trump-friendly states.”
The electoral map that Democrats are now looking at is one far tougher than the kind they envisioned at the beginning of the 21st century, and President Trump is responsible for it.