Democrats blame losses on lack of narrative, white votes

The Democratic National Committee Saturday released a report blaming the lack of a central narrative and waning support from Southern, white voters for "devastating" losses in midterm elections and at the state level.

“It is strongly believed that the Democratic Party is loosely understood as a long list of policy statements and not as people with a common set of core values (fairness, equality, opportunity),” said the long-awaited DNC autopsy of what went wrong for the party in 2010 and 2014.

“This lack of cohesive narrative impedes the party’s ability to develop and maintain a lifelong dialogue and partnership with voters,” the report explained.

The self-assessment comes months after Democrats suffered embarrassing losses in November, leaving Republicans with complete control of Congress.