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How Will the Democrats React to Winning the House?


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How Will the Democrats React to Winning the House?

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The Democrats may have won the House, but they are at a definitive crossroads. While the Republicans currently have a well-defined brand and agenda, the Democrats found themselves largely without a leader and without a clear agenda (other than being anti-Trump). That means they will have some big decisions to make in the near term as they try to mount a push for the presidency in 2020. There appear to be two major policy decisions the party is considering. The first is whether pursuing a fruitless impeachment against Donald Trump would be worthwhile, and the second, and frankly more intriguing question, is whether they will adopt a "Medicare for all" platform.

FINSUM : So much hangs in the balance right now. The Democrats have let themselves be overshadowed by the Republican party and will need to find their ideological and policy footing ahead of the next election. We expect the party's agenda will move further left in order to serve as a mobilizing foil for its base.

  • democrats
  • republicans
  • House
  • 2020
  • presidency
  • medicare
  • impeachment

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