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It is becoming increasingly clear that there are people on the political Left and political Right in this country who seem to be divorced from reality. They are much more comfortable living in an illusion than in reality. We can't change reality if we are not living in it. If we want to create change then we are going to have to be able to discern what is real and what isn't. 

This is getting to be a pattern - the GOP can't win presidential elections, and Democrats can't hold their own in midterms. The demographics are undoubtedly shifting to favor Democrats, but we seem to only vote in "sexy" elections (i.e. for president), while Republicans have built an impressive voter base that votes every time. In 2014, Democratic ideas won on the ballot everywhere. Democrats didn't. If Democrats are to stop this death spiral in American politics, Democrats have to stop being ashamed of being Democrats.