The Democratic party is in crisis and everyone seems to know it. The party, which was founded in 1828, has been in tight spots before. This time, the crisis within the party can be attributed to a battle royale between far-left progressives and more moderate members. Nearly every time the Democrats face a crisis within their own party, their answer is to move to the left. But, will a big move to the left cause the party to fall off the cliff? The core base of the modern Democratic party have been working class Americans, immigrants, women, and people of color. In 2016, most of the core constituency remained in tact. White working class voters, having felt ignored for so long, abandoned the party. If the Democrats turn sharply to the left it could mean white, middle class voters could be left behind.