Democratic Party Looks Inward After Presidential and Congressional Losses

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Black Lives Matter protesters hold a wooden coffin with an upside down donkey representing the Democratic party in downtown Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After Democrats lost the White House and failed to gain ground in Congress, pundits began running diagnostics on the Democratic Party and predicting its demise. Slate stated "The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished," while the NYTimes claimed Hillary's defeat was "a resounding rejection of the modern Democratic Party." We look at what the losses of the Oval Office, the House and the Senate mean for the future of the Democratic Party.


Heather McGhee, president, Demos Action

Doug Henwood, contributing editor, The Nation; founder, Left Business Observer; author, "My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency"

Becky Bond, former senior advisor, Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign; co-author, "Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything"