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Think Progress: Fumbling Democrats Risk Getting Swallowed Whole

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, accompanied by the Senate Democrats, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By    |   Monday, 06 Feb 2017 02:39 PM

Democrats don't know what they don't know and their continued ignorance risks creating "a political vacuum strong enough to swallow the party for good," writes Think Progress' Alan Pyke.

First Democrats blatantly ignored and dismissed angry Rust Belt Americans who were drawn to the only presidential candidate talking to them. And now — perhaps even worse — Democrats are caught in a misguided attempt to win them back by showing they can work with President Donald Trump.

Democrats don't get it, Pyke writes.

"A gap has opened up between federal officeholders with a 'D' next to their names and the wide majority of Americans who do not like President Trump," Pyke wrote.

"Democrats believe voters will reward them for cooperating with Trump where possible — a misguided notion that would leave the party standing apart from protesters and resistance groups, and create a political vacuum strong enough to swallow the party for good."

Now the Democrats find themselves late to the resistance when they could/should have been leading the charge.

Now Democrats are trying to position themselves as the "adult in the room" and begging the media to further their agenda when they should have fighting for America's soul, Pyke writes.

"The few voters who pay obsessive attention to political news may notice Democrats' commitment to being the adult in the room and reward it," says Pyke.

"But most Americans won't see or hear about … Democratic grownup-ism. They will instead see flashes of Democrats collaborating with Trump, blurring the brand distinction between a Democratic vision for the future and Trump's bug-eyed retreat into fear and vengeance.

"It doesn't matter that you are right; you're losing," Pyke concludes.

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