History may really repeat itself after all.
In the late 1860s, one political party was in the White House and the other was the minority in Congress. The minority did not vote for the 13th or 15th Amendments to the Constitution but later got the people they didn't care about to vote for them.
Today the situation is only slightly modified. This time the minority party loves a certain group of people and desperately needs to have their votes, now more than ever before. In both eras the minority party was sore they lost. As the party of resistance they haven't come to grips with the fact that they are 1,041 seats less than they had in '09. They lost their campaign funding base from Hollywood. They still are resisting the publishing of that secret list of 40 members of Congress that spent $17.2 million of our taxpayer money to pay off their sexual misconduct settlements, and are boasting they will retake the House in the '18 election.
If all of those members of Congress are Democrats, they will be 1,081 seats behind their '09 levels. Desperation leads to anger and frustration, just look at Sen. Cory Booker's inability to control his temper recently. He's high on the list of possible Democratic candidates for the President of the United States in 2020 when the Democrats become the new GOP, Grand Old Politicians Party with Joe Biden and John Kerry taking the front-runner positions.