I don’t agree with everything in here and you probably won’t either, but this is a good summary of the incredible challenges Democrats face, with Obama’s disastrous strategy on building local and state parties, no obvious leaders in the face of Clinton’s shocking loss, gerrymandering, Emperor Tangerine and his tweets, and the 2018 election getting closer every day. Of course people thought the Republicans were basically dead in 2009 and, well, that didn’t happen. And the grassroots actions over the ACA, challenging Republicans at town hall meetings and other public events, is already leading to some interesting things. But this is one hell of a challenge the Democrats face. And the stakes are only the future of democracy and justice in the United States.