Poor leadership… failure to win elections… zero grasp on reality.
All signs the Democratic Party has been in a complete tailspin for years… and Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has taken notice.
During a recent stop in Mississippi, Sanders was blunt in his assessment of the Democratic Party over the past 15 years.
In fact, he summed it up in ONE word: “failure.”
Outside of Barack Obama winning two presidential elections, Sanders slammed the party for its many losses in other elections.
"The business model, if you like, of the Democratic Party for the last 15 years or so has been a failure. People sometimes don't see that because there was a charismatic individual named Barack Obama," said Sanders.
Sanders pointed to the Democratic Party's many state legislative losses to Republicans, who hold control of state legislatures in most of the country, as well as Democrats losing control of Congress during Obama's tenure.
Of course, any analysis of the failures of the Democratic Party should begin with the three leaders who ran it into the ground over the past 15 years.
Barack Obama… Hillary Clinton… and Nancy Pelosi.
Let’s start with Obama.
As Sanders noted, Obama was a “charismatic” individual and if not for him winning two presidential elections, the Democrats would have been shut out for YEARS.
But Obama still did plenty of damage.
Obama claimed that his administration never had a scandal that embarrassed America… let alone his own party. But there are NUMEROUS scandals tied directly to Obama’s time in office that contributed to the downward spiral of the Democratic Party.
Then there’s Hillary Clinton.
She’s already made two failed attempts to win the presidency — and she reportedly has her sights set on a third.
In the process, she left the Democratic National Committee nearly bankrupt. And now Democrats are desperate to get her out of politics.
The DNC is targeting the “superdelegate” system that Clinton used to steal the 2016 nomination from Sanders… and is trying to force her into retirement.
And with Clinton STILL… a year and a half later… complaining about her 2016 election loss, it’s no wonder Democrats want her to go away.
Finally, there’s House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi… who has been an absolute disaster for the Democratic Party.
She’s one of the least popular members of Congress. Under her leadership, the Democratic Party has struggled to raise money and has continually lost seats in Congress. Now fellow Democrats in Congress are BEGGING for new leadership.
Pelosi angered many House Democrats after she repeatedly dismissed President Trump’s tax cut bill’s benefits to the working class as “crumbs.”
There’s also the incident late last year when Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers was credibly accused of being a serial sexual harasser. Pelosi initially defended Conyers as an “icon” and deferred to a House Ethics Committee investigation — a process that can stretch out for years.
It took Pelosi 10 days to call for the establishment Democrat’s resignation, which she did only after facing the prospect of a revolt from members furious that Conyers could remain in office.
Bernie Sanders’ assessment of the Democratic Party is 100% spot on… and they have Obama, Hillary, and Pelosi to thank!