ST, Good question, "Who is the Democratic Party base?"
I can only speak for myself but I was a part of it for over 30 years until 2003 when the NeoLiberals in the party agreed to give W his dirty little war and they turned our Military into murderers all because of Trumped up lies.
That was my "Come to my Senses" moment. And to think, I was majorly invested in the Vietnam Antiwar Protests for the 5 years leading up to it's end.
I am so ashamed of myself for being so blind for so long.
Many others most likely have a story similar to mine and just stay in the party because joining the Democrat Party was one of the first adult decisions they made, and to admit to themselves decades later, that they have voted for corrupt corporate politicians that have used their vote to go on and support Endless Wars, Death and Human Suffering of innocents all over the world, and the maintenance of a Murderous Empire which is literally killing us financially, economically, and environmentally.
Yeah, I was part of that 'base', and I will never be proud of it. Just the opposite.
That door closed, and another one opened for me.
A "Green" door to be exact.
People, Planet, and Peace over Profit!
I found a way to make things right, and I'm sticking to it.