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Friday, November 25, 2016

Democratic Loss Hurts Identity Politics Within Party

Charles Krauthammer

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"One of the more salutary outcomes of the recent election is that Democrats are finally beginning to question the wisdom of basing their fortunes on identity politics. Having counted on the allegiance of African-Americans, Hispanics, gays, unmarried women and the young — and winning the popular vote all but once since 1992 — they were seduced into believing that they could ride this "coalition of the ascendant" into permanent command of the presidency.

"They're reconsidering now not because identity politics balkanizes society, creates state-chosen favored groups and fosters communal strife. They're reconsidering because it's not working.

"Democrats read the 2008 and 2012 election results as a harbinger of the future. Then came 2016. They now realize that the huge turnout of their constituencies was attributable to Barack Obama, a uniquely gifted campaigner whose aura is not transferable." . . .

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