MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” blasted Democrats on Monday, spending almost a full segment discussing the party’s weaknesses going into the 2018 midterms.
The show hosts pointed out “historical weaknesses” going into the upcoming election cycle, citing the devastating losses that occurred under the Obama administration.
Check it out (via The Daily Caller):
“Well, the national Democratic Party, as you know, is defined as a bicoastal party and not as a national party,” said Dan Balz, the Washington Post’s chief correspondent. “It’s strong on the coasts and the leadership tends to come from the coasts and the message comes from the coasts. That doesn’t play as well through many of the states up for grabs in 2017, 2018 — 2018 in particular. So there’s the absence of a kind of a message that resonates in some of these states.”
“I think also the fact is there’s no bench in a lot of these states for the Democrats. They’ve been wiped out in the state legislatures, they’ve been wiped out in many statewide races and so they struggle to find an attractive candidate they can put up in a statewide race like the governor’s race. And so one thing plays on the other and over the last 8 years it has been a wipeout and you know partly that’s been because there have been two terrible midterm elections in 2010 and 2014 and most of the gubernatorial races are in the midterm years,” Balz continued.
“You know, if you look back eight years ago, the Democrats actually had a majority of the governorships, but under President Obama, they got wiped out, and the absence of a bench makes it all the more difficult to find the right candidate who can win in those states.”
Joe Scarborough pointed to 2010 and 2014, saying, “those were two just massive Republican years.”
Here’s the clip: