The 2014 election produced the most serious discussion about Democrats and the white working class in many years. What Democrats need to do now is to carefully review that debate, identify disagreements about facts and then seek the data to resolve them.
The most important and unstated “lesson” of 2014 is that the GOP’s embrace of extremism as a calculated political strategy worked perfectly. It has invalidated key elements of Democratic political strategy and it is urgent that Democrats now face this reality.
Democrats: unity was absolutely indispensable for our recent victories but Dems also face divisive issues they must debate. It is therefore vital Dems figure out how to maintain maximum unity even as they disagree. Here’s where to start.