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Are the Dems Doomed?

Jimmy21 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 12:10 PM
"he would mollify members of his coalition by blaming other members for holding up progress" Has a familiar ring to it, doesn't it?

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...