The short run:
The democrats are self defeating. However, most of the old guard is on the way out but it's not the new guard that's moving in. Those upstarts are being pushed back into the fringes of the third parties.
Look at the players shifting behind Obama. The Obamas have never been key political players but Valerie Jarrett is.. but a passive aggressive one
It's easy to get a solid feel on the Democrats. They'll talk to anyone that will listen and ignore their peripheral
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.