It looks like that the Republican strategy of making Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass is starting to have an effect. For one thing, as Hot Air noted, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned that the gambit would not work. Translated, the Democratic leadership knows that the fiery liberal is toxic for mainstream American voters and that she could be a millstone for the party’s hope for something of a comeback in 2018.

Along those lines, Republicans are already running digital ads in red states that went from Trump with Democratic incumbents and are pointing out how much their voting records are aligned with Warren’s.

The smart move for vulnerable democrats would be to tack hard to the center and to find common ground with President Trump and the Republicans.

Instead, the entire Democratic Party is having a collective meltdown. Between casting about for a method, like the 25th Amendment, to expunge Trump from the White House to being on the brink of electing Keith Ellison, a politician with ties to the Nation of Islam, as DNC chair, the party of Jefferson, Jackson, and JFK is losing its collective mind.

The problem seems to be a disconnect between reality and what the Democrats want reality to be. Despite the two terms of Barack Obama, the United States remains a center-right country. Trump’s election was not a fluke but the inevitable outcome of a political elite not listening to the needs of the common people.

We’ve seen this movie before. In the wake of the election of President Ronald Reagan, the Democrats tried to respond with nominating two liberal losers, Walter Mondale in 1984 and Michael Dukakis in 1988. The Democrats only started to get some traction when they elected Bill Clinton, a man of remarkable political and moral flexibility.

He is despised by the Democrats now as being a sell-out, but he accomplished a great many things including welfare reform. Had he been more disciplined in his personal life, Clinton would have accomplished even more. But he helped to facilitate the election of George W. Bush in 2000, and the rest was history.

In short, Democrats need a new Bill Clinton, and none seems to be available.