The democrats used to be the party of the working people or so they claimed. Turned out that the Donald lifted their base in no uncertain terms. I do understand that the privileged Republicans will have a hard time accepting their new members but they deserve the Angst. However as the Donald so well knew, they also have no where else to go. That is why his hostile takeover worked so well.
He then focused on phase two and stole the Dems Rust Belt base. What amazes me is how blind they were to all of it. I did not figure it out right away but it had to be pretty obvious to a political operator long before election night. It certainly was obvious to Bill Clinton. And by now everyone should know that polls are a mugs game that can be horribly misleading.
The program for the next election will be even more deadly for the Dems. Trump will have track record of both getting things done and picking plenty of fights on behalf of the people and will be seen as such.
He will powerfully target both the Black and the Latino vote and end up pulling several more points of support. This will produce a crushing landslide.
Worse for the Dems is that they must completely reinvent themselves and quickly and that is unlikely. There is a minority audience for the socialist dream that has no where to go. Yet they have given up the whole working class to allow the Donald to work his magic, just when the economy is ready to go with him. Firing the entire leadership might be a good start.
The only real comparable is FDR in 1932. A whole generation supported him for twenty years and no one altered his policies for a long time thereafter..