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Bullhorns, Rallies and Obstructionism: What an Outraged Base Could Mean for Dems

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Progressive activists have long criticized elected Democrats for being weak, but early into the Trump presidency – marked by Women’s Marches, protests of Trump’s Muslim ban, and other demonstrations – widespread outrage from the liberal base seems to be landing, and it’s changing the way the party positions itself against Trump.

The newfound alliance between Democratic leaders and the base could bode well for Democrats if they turn out their voters in 2018, but it could also form a rift (as leaked emails did during the presidential campaign). For now, Democrats are cautiously welcoming the uprising – not that they have many options.

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief, Huffington Post

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