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Are the Dems Doomed?

cashe Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 12:24 PM
There are currently 63 million registered democrats versus 47 million republicans. Combine that with the trend of hispanics and African Americans reproducing faster than whites and the lead in democratic voters is likely to increase. Note that the Republicans continue to win their share of elections even though they are outnumbered. Neither party is going to disappear or even lose significant support. Democrats represent people who want to use government to help people and solve social problems and republicans represent those who focus on personal responsibility and traditional values. Are either one of these world views likely to disappear? Not likely.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 12:54 PM
I don't know where your numbers come from but from everything I've read, the reverse is true.

Is it time to start talking about the inevitable demise of the Democratic Party?

Since the 1990s there's been a thriving cottage industry of doomsaying about the Republican Party. The gold standard of the genre is undoubtedly 2002's "The Emerging Democratic Majority" by Ruy Teixeira and John Judis, which argued that the Democrats were destined to become a majority party because demographic and cultural trends were on their side. The increasing cultural liberalism of professionals, the dramatic growth of Latinos and the increasingly liberal attitudes of (single) women were celebrated by Teixeira and Judis as proof that time...