Washington (CNN)The Labour Party's wipeout in Britain's election spelled out an undeniable warning to Democrats over the potential dangers of tracking too far to the left of more moderate national electorates. But it also highlighted a more profound parallel in the often synergistic US and UK politics that potentially poses longer-term threats to progressive parties: culturally and politically, they have lost touch with their heartland working-class voters -- the very people they were set up to represent. The most significant warning for Democrats from Jeremy Corbyn's disaster may be that when a party gets consumed by its own ideological debate, it risks losing sight of subtle changes in its own base. Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson picked up a haul of seats across Labour strongholds and won the support of the opposition party's traditional base -- blue collar, unionized industrial workers. As the results were rolling in on Thursday night, it looked a lot like US election … [Read more...] about Labour disaster may have omens for Democrats in 2020
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Reject National Defense Authorization Act, save Yemen instead MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to hold campaign rallies in Los Angeles, Las Vegas Overwhelming majority say social media companies have too much influence: poll MORE (D-N.Y.) will hold campaign rallies next week in Los Angeles and Las Vegas as Sanders seeks to use his top surrogate to gin up support in the crucial states.“The rallies will showcase the strength of the multicultural working class movement that Bernie 2020 is building across the country, which will propel Sanders to win the Democratic nomination, defeat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives … [Read more...] about Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to hold campaign rallies in Los Angeles, Las Vegas
South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Buttigieg rolls out endorsements from South Bend officials Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute MORE rolled out several endorsements from South Bend officials for his presidential campaign in a show of support from his hometown. The endorsements from 11 former, current and future officials, including five sitting councilmembers and four councilmembers-elect, come after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications MORE won the support of South Bend Common Councilmember Oliver Davis in what was widely interpreted as a rebuke of Buttigieg and a sign of his continuing struggles to gain support of black … [Read more...] about Buttigieg rolls out endorsements from South Bend officials
Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route to a private fundraiser in Terrell Hills on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A crowd of supporters along with local politicians fill Plaza Juarez for the event. A small group of Trump supporters were also on hand but mostly ignored by the pro-Biden crowd. less Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route to a private fundraiser in Terrell Hills on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A crowd of supporters along with local ... more Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 Former Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in San Antonio for a community event at La Villita en route … [Read more...] about Joe Biden brings his campaign to Texas
close Video Democrat open to impeachment again if Trump wins in 2020 Rep. Karen Bass says the president 'probably has other examples of criminal behavior.' Fox News contributor Rachel Campus-Duffy reacts. In the lead-up to the 2016 election, Democrats fretted openly about the possibility that Donald Trump, being a rather poor sport, might refuse to acknowledge an election loss. To be fair, Trump refused to state that he would accept election results, depending on the circumstances: "I'll keep you in suspense," he stated in his Oct. 19, 2016, debate with Hillary Clinton. Clinton, for her part, called his statement "horrifying," adding that he was harming American democracy. Trump, of course, won. And Clinton spent the next couple of years suggesting openly that she had been robbed in the election. Democrats blamed Clinton's election loss on Russian interference, on voter suppression, on anything but Clinton's campaign performance. That wasn't a particular shock: … [Read more...] about Ben Shapiro: Will Democrats accept the results of the 2020 elections — Even if Trump wins?