Clinton-Obama lost the 2016 election right after the Convention when they told the progressive wing "Fuck the platform. You can kiss Hillary's ass in the election. You have nowhere else to go." Forget the emails, forget Benghazi, Clinton could have got them both by out of the news, even Fox News, by simply coming out strongly for Single Payer ACA, The Robin Hood Tax, or Subsidies: None or Tax Breaks for the Fossils. (SNOT B for Fossils) Even Fox would have had to attack any of the above to protect their ad base. Instead Clinton waffled on DAPL just before the election, sealing her fate as just another puppet of the oligarchy.
The 2016 election was about fucking the oligarchy and Trump conducted a Gish Gallop campaign on fucking the oligarchy. But lies are effective while the truth about supporting the oligarchy is fatal.
If there is a country left for the 2018 election, which I doubt, the American Families Party will control CA, NY, MA, WA, OR, MN (Ellison will take his base over.) IL, NV, PA and maybe even WI are reasonable choices for AFP control. The Progressive Democrats, having been fucked over in the DNC Chair election, will have no choice but the AFP. I am already on the AFP mailing list, and have deleted all DXCC, Pelosi, and similar from my email feed. I am sure I am not alone.