Moving far to the Left and embracing identity politics will set the Democrats up for defeats like McGovern suffered in 1972 and Jimmy Carter suffered in 1980.
Free stuff always looks popular in opinion polls but Americans have historically not been taken in by pie-in-the-sky promises. Sure “Medicare for All" is great, but small detail, the majority of you covered by private health insurance will lose it , and did we forget to mention, you’ll have to pay huge new taxes? Green New Deal: I love it. Hold it. Does GND mean gas tax increases of over a dollar a gallon, electric power rates doubling, and taking away oil or gas furnaces so everyone in the North can freeze all winter? Reparations doesn’t even sound right. How can political strategists think it a great idea to push a divisive, unfair, and tremendously unpopular proposal?
Mix these radical proposals with illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities, impeachment, endless boring investigations, homelessness, blame America displays, barely disguised Antisemitism, Antifa street violence, political correctness censorship, and dirty unsafe streets, and you have the perfect storm for a historic defeat of the Democrats.